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    Need help with an error!

    Ya, I keep getting this error when I try to compile my code can anyone help?

    line 41: syntax error before or at: )
    See bolded line origin = 1

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int Calculate_duty(int, int, int, int);
    void Print_duty(int, int, int, int, int);
    
    
    int main(void)  
    {
                    
    char yes_or_no;
    int origin, category, quantity, price;
     
    printf("Do you have more customer form process (type: Y for yes, N for no)?\n");
    scanf("%c", &yes_or_no);  
    while ((yes_or_no != 'Y') && (yes_or_no != 'N'))
    {
    printf("You have to enter Y for Yes or N for No. Please try again. \n");
    /* Discard the end of line character or other characters */
    scanf("%c",&yes_or_no);
    }               
     
    while (yes_or_no = 'Y')
    {               
    printf("What is the origin of the goods (type: 1 for US, 2 for China, 3 for Brazil)?\n");
    scanf("%d", &origin);
    printf("What category of goods (type: 1 for food, 2 for clothing, 3 for wood)?\n");
    scanf("%d", &category);
    printf("What is the quantity?\n");
    scanf("%d", &quantity);
    printf("What is the unit price?\n");
    scanf("%d", &price);
    
    Print_duty(origin, category, quantity, price, Calculate_duty(price, quantity, category, origin))
    }
    }
    
    
    int Calculate_duty(int price, int quantity, int category, int origin)
    {
     
    int percent, duty;
     
    for (origin = 1)
    {
            for (category = 1)
    
                    percent = 0
    
            for (category = 2)
    
                    percent = 0
     
            for (category = 3)
    
                    percent = 0.05
    }
    for (origin = 2)  
    {
            for (category = 1)
     
                    percent = 0.02
    
            for (category = 2) 
    
                    percent = 0.03
    
            for (category = 3) 
     
                    percent = 0.04
    
    }
    for (origin = 3)
    {
            for (category = 1)
     
                    percent = 0.01
     
            for (category = 2)
    
                    percent = 0.02
    
            for (category = 3)
    
                    percent = 0.08
     
    }
    return duty = price*quantity*percent;
    }
    }
            
    void Print_duty(int origin, int category, int quantity, int price, int duty)
    {
            
    int percent, shipment;
    
     
    for (origin = 1)
    {
            for (category = 1)
     
                    percent = 0
    
            for (category = 2)
    
    
                    percent = 0
     
            for (category = 3)
    
                    percent = 0.05
            
    }
    for (origin = 2)
    {
            for (category = 1)
     
                    percent = 0.02
     
            for (category = 2) 
    
                    percent = 0.03
    
    
            for (category = 3) 
     
                    percent = 0.04
    
    }
    for (origin = 3)
    {
            for (category = 1)
     
                    percent = 0.01
     
            for (category = 2)
     
                    percent = 0.02
    
            for (category = 3)
    
                    percent = 0.08
     
    }
    
    shipment = quantity*price;
    
    printf("Origin Category Quantity Unit Price Shipment Tax Rate Duty\n");
    printf("%d \t %d \t %d \t %.2d \t %.2d \t %.2d \t %.2d", &origin, &category, &quantity, &percent, &duty);
    printf("The amount due is %.2d \n", &duty);
    printf("**********************************************************");
     
    }

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    Well you use = where you should be using == in a whole lot of places.

    And look backwards from the error line to find a line without a semi-colon.

    Then look forward, to see a whole lot of lines without ;
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    Not to mention all the for(...) statements with only a single expression (and no semicolons) inside the parentheses...

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    Well, I wasn't sure how if statements worked and for statements seemed the same so I kinda used those o.O

    Am new to C so I don't know all the different things like that yet :P

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