Math and Arithmetic

# What does independent mean in math?

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###### 2012-07-31 13:03:35

A set of variables or equations are said to be independent if no

one of them can be expressed in terms of the others.

In statistics, a variable, X, is said to be independent of

another variable, Y, if changes in Y do not cause changes in X. The

reverse need not be true.