# If John made 42 deliveries in June and 50 deliveries in May, how many less deliveries did John make in June?

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Aug 25, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The decrease can be found by subtracting last months deliveries from this months deliveries:

John made

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If you are looking for the percent decrease we can use this formula for calculating the percent change in a value between two points in time:

Where:

Substituting and solving for

Between May and June there was a 16% decrease in the number of deliveries John made.