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Argument errors I have copied a program and a function neither of which will run.  I get an argument error for both.  I have check and double checked the code that I entered, so I am 99.9% sure that it isn't a typo.  This is the first time that I have ever programmed the 89.  I wasn't sure if there is a key to type in y1(x) (this is the line in the program that has the argument error) like in the 84.  In the function it asked for dx, and I assumed that I was to just type in those letters.  Any assistance you can give me would be great Denise

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X-2y=8

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