Q: Car dying and lights on

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Recently had transmission replaced, shortly after check engine light came on. Have not had that checked. I left my lights on and came back to the car and my car wouldn't turn on. Had to get a jump. Not sure if it would be the battery or alternator, how can I find out? Please give me some tips I am 19 year old girl first car and so confused because I just paid 1000 for a new transmission and now this.. there is also a light that says AT check I believe. Thank you

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