## Golang Decrement Operator

Golang Decrement Operator takes a single operand (a number) and decrements it by one.

Golang Decrement Operator applies to integers, floats, and complex values.

In this tutorial, we will learn about the syntax to use Decrement Operator, and some example scenarios on how to use decrement operator.

### Syntax

The syntax to decrement the value of x, using decrement operator is

`x--`

where `x` is operand and `--` is the operator symbol.

### Examples

#### Decrement Integer

In the following example, we take an integer and decrement it using decrement operator.

Example.go

```package main

func main() {
x := 5
println("Before decrement, x = ", x)

x--
println("After  decrement, x = ", x)
}```

Output

```Before decrement, x =  5
After  decrement, x =  4```

#### Decrement Float

In the following example, we take a floating point number and decrement it using decrement operator.

Example.go

```package main

func main() {
x := 3.14
println("Before decrement, x = ", x)

x--
println("After  decrement, x = ", x)
}```

Output

```Before decrement, x =  +3.140000e+000
After  decrement, x =  +2.140000e+000```

#### Decrement Complex Number

In the following example, we take a complex number and decrement it using decrement operator. Only the real part of this complex number decrements, but the imaginary part remains unchanged.

Example.go

```package main

func main() {
x := complex(3, 7)
println("Before decrement, x = ", x)

x--
println("After  decrement, x = ", x)
}```

Output

```Before decrement, x =  (+3.000000e+000+7.000000e+000i)
After  decrement, x =  (+2.000000e+000+7.000000e+000i)```

### Conclusion

In this Golang Tutorial, we learned about Decrement operator in Go language, with the syntax and example programs.