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 in your tank The cost of your groceries and the items you buy. The water you drink and how thirsty you are. According to the graph above, what is the independent variable? ___________ What is the dependent variable? ___________________ What is the relationship? Be as precise as you can! You are given the following data on the relationship between Bob’s motor vehicle test score and the number of hours he studies. Number of Hours Bob Studies 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 Bob’s Test Score 75 80 85 90 95 100 Which variable is the independent variable? ___________________ Which variable is dependent? _____________________ What is the relationship between these variables? Be as precise as you can. Which variable is the independent variable? _________________ Which variable is dependent? _____________________________ What is the relationship between these variables? Be as precise as you can. Think of your own independent and dependent variable example and write it here. Indicate the relationship as well.