The floor function (or lower integer function) is a mathematical function that associates with any real number $x$ the largest integer $n$ such that $n \leq x$, and is often noted as $\lfloor x \rfloor$ or $\operatorname{floor}(x)$. In other words, the floor of $x$ is the largest integer less than or equal to $x$.

What is the Latex code for floor function ?

What is the Latex symbol for floor function ?

LaTeX Code

The floor function can be easily implemented in LaTeX using the following command:

$$\lfloor x \rfloor$$
\[\lfloor x \rfloor\]

Floor Function

The floor function is formally defined as follows:

$$\lfloor x \rfloor = \operatorname{max}\{n \in \mathbb{Z} : n \leq x\}$$
\[\lfloor x \rfloor = \operatorname{max}\{n \in \mathbb{Z} : n \leq x\}\]

Example of Usage

Suppose we want to round the number $x = 4.7$ down to the nearest integer. We can use the floor function $\lfloor x \rfloor$, which returns the largest integer less than or equal to $x$. In this case, we have:

$$\lfloor 4.7 \rfloor = 4$$
\[\lfloor 4.7 \rfloor = 4\]