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The independent variable is the variable that is manipulated. This affects the dependent variable and the results of the experiment.

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Where are the dependent and independent variables located on a graph explain with example?

The independent variable (such as time) is places on the x-axis of a graph. Always place the things that will never change on the x-axis. The dependent variable is then placed on the y-axis. The difference between the independent and dependent variable is that the independent variable in an experient does not change it is what stays constent, it is what is used to measure the dependent variable. On the other hand the dependent variable is what the experiment is testing for and what depends on the independent variable.

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responding variablethe persond who wrote this | that is a terribal answer (*No offence*) but we need you to explain^^ I'll improve. the Dependent is something that changes on its own during an experiment. the independent is something that changes by someone else changing it!E.G: if u were finding out the energy in crisps the dependent variable would be the temperature, and the independent would be the crisp! there you go, i once needed this answer as well! :D

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