Decrease

Pronunciation: /dɪˈkris/ Explain

Arrow up for increase, arrow down for decrease.
Figure 1: Decrease and increase.

When a quantity decreases, it goes down.[1] 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.

References

  1. decrease. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decrease.

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McAdams, David E. Decrease. 7/3/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/decrease.html.

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7/3/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
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12/4/2008: Added 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
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