Parameters vs. Arguments

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    Parameters vs. Arguments

    Do I have this straight:

    Parameters are a list within a function header of accepted data types.
    Arguments are the actual values that are passed to the function with respect to the parameters.

    Right?

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    Absolutely correct.

    parameters are used while defining or declaring a function e.g. int a,int b in the declaration
    void dummy(int a,int b);

    arguments are the actual values passed to the function when a function is called e.g. 2,3 in
    dummy(2.3);

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    Ahhh, thank you, Karam!

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