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# What does the words decreased by mean in an operation in math?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The quantity subtracted.

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### What does the word decreased by mean in an operation in math?

There is &gt; and + is all i know Subtraction: 50 decreased by 10 is the same as 50 - 10.

### Decreased in math?

Decreased does not mean "removed creases from" but, instead, means "reduced or made smaller".

It means nothing

### What does decreased mean in math?

What does increased mean

### What operation does the word difference indicate?

The word (difference) in the question is indicating that you need to subtract. In a math operation, when you see the words difference, how much more, or exceed these all mean you need to subtract.

### What does decreased mean in math terms?

Decreased means subtract. If your age is decreased by 5, that means take your age and subtract 5.

### What does 1 step equation mean in math?

by doing one operation ( +,-,x,/) you will get the answer to the problem. You have to pick the correct operation.

increas

### What does operator mean in math terms?

Operation means that going from the left to the right of your equation, multiplication and division must always be done first before doing addition and subtraction

times,multiply