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HELP!! i have a TI-84 plus and im trying to solve for linear equations on the calc. and when i go to the Y= button on the top left of the calc. and its y1..y2.... right before the Y1 its supposed to be a dash however i dont know how to change it from a triangle which it currently is on to a dash like its supposed to look like this ( /Y1 ) not >Y1 which it is currently at.. how do i fix it?

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Arrow to the left of the Y= until you have highlighted the triangle, and press enter until you see what you are looking for. The triangle you are referring to is probably to graph an inequality and I think you are looking for a regular line.

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