Pronunciation: /dɪˈkris/ Explain
|Figure 1: Decrease and increase.||
When a quantity decreases, it goes down.
If there were 200 birds on a lake 1 year ago and 185 birds are on the lake this year, the
number of birds on the lake has decreased by 15.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, decrease. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 55. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- decrease. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 7/3/2018. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decrease. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Decrease. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/decrease.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/3/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
1/26/2009: Added image. (McAdams, David E.)
12/4/2008: Added 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
3/5/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)