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My X-axis is year 2000-2010 and I need to plot house prices up one Y-axis and Volume of sales up the other Y-axis so the two can be compared on the same graph. I am having trouble doing this, can anybody help me?

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Ventura 0 0 2 1
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1	7.784961119	          514
2	0.658580208	          722
3	7.420948746          143
4	6.329237303	          716
5	1.819070998	          157
6	3.597455694	          917
7	0.151490199	          701

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