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Have 4 wires coming out of the ceiling 2 black and 2 white

Only have three wires from the ceiling fan 1 black,1white and 1 black/white. How I do I hook it up.

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I have to assume a bit here. If you have 2 black and 2 white in the ceiling, then the proper way to connect would be . the white that is the run from the panel, the powedr white connects to the fan white ... the power black connects to the other white wire (put some black tape on that white wire) and the other black connects to the fan black .. if you hacve a meter you can test the wires and see which pair has the 120 volt power.
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