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How To Subtract Values In A Query


I have a table that has two fields; odometer reading and reading date. I want to able input the reading dates along with the odometer readings. Then I want my query to calculate the milage difference between each date.

Example:
DATE READING DIFFERENCE
9/1/04 35000
10/1/04 40000 5000
11/1/04 42000 2000

And so on.............

Thanks in Advance - John


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