# How do you compare and contrast independent variable and dependent variable?

## How do you compare and contrast independent variable and dependent variable?

The independent variable is the variable the experimenter manipulates or changes, and is assumed to have a direct effect on the dependent variable. The dependent variable is the variable being tested and measured in an experiment, and is ‘dependent’ on the independent variable.

Can the independent and dependent variable be the same?

The value of a dependent variable depends on an independent variable, so a variable cannot be both independent and dependent at the same time. It must be either the cause or the effect, not both!

What are the similarities between independent and dependent variables?

These two variables are used alongside each other, and a change in the independent variable will translate to a change in the dependent variable. That is, they are similar in the sense that they change at the same time. These changes may, however, occur in the opposite direction to each other.

### How do I know if I am independent or dependent for taxes?

If you filed a tax return and checked the box that you can be claimed as a dependent by someone else, then you are a dependent. If you did not check that box, then you are independent.

How to determine which variables are dependent or independent?

Method 1 of 3: Understanding Independent and Dependent Variables. Think of an independent variable as a cause that produces an effect.

• Method 2 of 3: Identifying Variables in Equations. Use letters to represent variables in word problems.
• Method 3 of 3: Graphing Independent and Dependent Variables. Create a graph with x and y-axes.
• What is the difference between an independent variable and a dependent variable?

For one independent variable,there may be more than one dependent variable.

• The value of independent variable is changeable,while we cannot change the value of dependent variable.
• The independent variable is controllable,while we cannot control the value of dependent variable.
• #### What are some examples of independent and dependent variables?

In a study to determine whether how long a student sleeps affects test scores,the independent variable is the length of time spent sleeping while the dependent variable is the

• You want to know which brand of fertilizer is best for your plants.
• You want to compare brands of paper towels,to see which holds the most liquid.
• How to determine independent and dependent variable?

1) Create a graph with x and y-axes. Draw a vertical line, which is the y-axis. 2) Label the x-axis with units to measure your independent variable. Next, make dashes in even increments along the horizontal line. 3) Draw dashes along the y-axis to measure the dependent variable. As with the x-axis, make dashes along the y-axis to divide it into units. 4) Enter your variables’ coordinates onto the graph. Use your variables’ number values as coordinates, and place a dot on the corresponding point on your graph. 5) Look for patterns in the points you’ve graphed. If the dots form a recognizable pattern, such as a roughly organized line, there’s a relationship between the independent and dependent