error message: too few arguments for format

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    error message: too few arguments for format

    Hi, everyone.
    I am a C programming learner. I wrote a little program but I get an error message when I try to compile it with gcc compiler.
    This is my little program:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main()
    {
    int answer;
    printf ("Welcome to the English language quiz!\nPlease answer the next question:\nWhat is the colour of the Lemon?\n1)Red\n2)Orange\n3)Yellow\nPlease type in the number of the right answer and press Enter:");
    
    scanf ("%d, &answer");
    
    if (answer == 3)
    {
    printf ("Congratulations! Your answer is right.");
    }
    else
    {
    printf ("Sorry. The right answer is 3)Yellow.");
    }
    
    return 0;
    }
    Error message:
    Code:
    liviu@liviu-pc ~/Desktop $ gcc welcome\ to\ c\ programming.c 
    welcome to c programming.c: In function ‘main’:
    welcome to c programming.c:8:1: warning: too few arguments for format
    Can somebody explain to me what is wrong?
    Thank you.

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    Wrong
    Code:
    scanf ("%d, &answer");
    Might be right
    Code:
    scanf ("%d", &answer);
    Tim S.

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    Wow. Thank you for your quick reply. I can go on now.

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