# Independent and Dependent variables ```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
The cost of your
groceries and the items
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.
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