I want to draw several graphs and combine them into one figure. I will explain the problem in an example. Let’s say that I want to draw two graphs with these points:

Graph #1 (X and Y are defining a coordinate).

```
X - Y
_____
1 - 5
2 - 5
5 - 7
9 - 10
```

Graph #2

```
X - Y
_____
6 - 8
8 - 12
9 - 7
12 - 8
15 - 11
21 - 11
```

What I do is create a chart and click on “Select Data”. There I create two series and choose X and Y values. However, this doesn’t work since it doesn’t allow me to choose different X values for different graphs. Although I choose different X values for these two series, the second one is chosen for both. This is how it looks like in the end:

Do you know how to fix this? I’m using Excel 2008 for Mac.

You need to use the *Scatter* chart type instead of *Line*. That will allow you to define separate X values for each series.

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