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# Undefined variable error

M calculus teacher told me that I needed to disable plots. I did a statistics problem involving plots. And I have cleared the plots. However, now, when I enter a function in the y=editor an error appears. It says error, undefined variable. I hit enter. Then home screnn comes up and asks me to define it.

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• Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

I am trying to graph x^2 and it is giveing me an error message that states undefined variable.

• Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

but the answer you provided still does not work. It displays an error"syntax" and does not plot the graph.

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Goto home and type Define x

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