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Question from Stephanie, a student:

I have an input output table with x/y filled out except one x and one y. I need help. How do I find X?

Hi Stephanie,

It's hard to respond when I can't see the table but I expect it is something like the table in this earlier question but with a value missing in the first column and a value missing in a different row in the second column. If so then you should carefully look at the input and output numbers where you have both values and see if you can determine a pattern. If you can then use this pattern to fill in the missing values.

Write back if I have misinterpreted the problem or if you need more assistance.


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