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## What is the Dependant variable on a graph?

Graphing Rules 1. The independent variable is plotted on the abscissa (also called the x-axis or horizontal axis), while the dependent variable is plotted on the ordinate (also called the y-axis or vertical axis). The dependent variable is the one whose value changes as a result of changes in the independent variable.

**Is a dependent variable part of a line graph?**

Scientists like to say that the “independent” variable goes on the x-axis (the bottom, horizontal one) and the “dependent” variable goes on the y-axis (the left side, vertical one).

**Where do you find the dependent variable?**

The dependent variable is usually graphed on the y-axis, and the independent variable is usually graphed on the x-axis. In addition, the value of the independent variable determines the value of the dependent variable and is used in experiments to test the value of the dependent variable.

### Where can you find the dependent or responding variable on a graph?

When making a graph, independent variable (the variable you change) always goes on the x-axis and the responding variable (the variable that responds to the change) always goes on the y-axis.

**Which variable is the dependent variable?**

independent variable

The dependent variable is the variable being tested and measured in an experiment, and is ‘dependent’ on the independent variable. An example of a dependent variable is depression symptoms, which depends on the independent variable (type of therapy).

**Where does the independent variable go on a bar graph?**

In a horizontal bar graph, the independent variable is plotted along a vertical axis from the bottom up. Values of the function are shown as shaded or colored horizontal bars of equal thickness extending toward the right, with their left ends vertically aligned.

## How do you know if a graph is dependent or independent?

If a consistent system has exactly one solution, it is independent . If a consistent system has an infinite number of solutions, it is dependent . When you graph the equations, both equations represent the same line.

**Where does the independent variable go on a data table?**

In most cases, the independent variable (that which you purposefully change) is in the left column, the dependent variable (that which you measure) with the different trials is in the next columns, and the derived or calculated column (often average) is on the far right.

**Where do you graph independent and dependent variables?**

The independent variable belongs on the x-axis (horizontal line) of the graph and the dependent variable belongs on the y-axis (vertical line).

### What is the dependent variable in an experiment?

The dependent variable is the variable that is being measured or tested in an experiment. In a psychology experiment, researchers are looking at how changes in the independent variable cause changes in the dependent variable.