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# Independent Variable vs Dependent Variable Journal

Independent variable: the value that we __________________. This is the ______ variable and is
found on the _________________ axis on a graph. It is also the __________.
Dependent variable: the value that is _______________________ or _______________ by the
independent variable. This is the “y” variable and is found on the vertical axis on a graph. It is also
the __________.
Example: If we look at the relationship between the hours you study for a test and your test score,
what would we find?
1)
2)
3)

The variables are:
We would find that the more you study, the ___________________.
Your score _____________ on the hours you study. Therefore hours is the
____________ variable and test score is ________________.

Complete the following table by indicating which is the independent variable and which is the
dependent variable.
Variables

Independent

Dependent

Relationship

The distance you drive
and the amount of gas