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# Combinations graph My calculator can not use nCr functions in the y= screen. The table of said formula will result in errors and the graph will not appear. This is consistent for using Y= B nCr x and y= B!/(x!(B-x)!) I need to find a way to get a graph and table for the following formula, where every variable can be changed prior to calling it: Y= ((a ^ x ) * ((c-a) ^ (b - x)) / c ^ b) * b nCr x

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Hello,

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