# Which variable is the independent variable?

### Table of Contents

- Which variable is the independent variable?
- What is the independent variable in position vs time?
- What is the independent variable in a position time graph?
- How do you know if it is independent variable?
- How do you know if a variable is independent or dependent?
- Where is the independent variable located?
- How do you manipulate independent variables?
- How to think of independent and dependent variables?
- Where does the independent variable go on the Axis?
- Which is an example of a position independent function?
- Is the manipulated variable the same as the independent variable?

### Which variable is the independent variable?

Variables are given a special name that only applies to experimental investigations. One is called the dependent variable and the other the independent variable. The independent variable is **the variable the experimenter manipulates or changes**, and is assumed to have a direct effect on the dependent variable.

### What is the independent variable in position vs time?

In physics, time is usually the independent variable. Other quantities, such as displacement, are said to depend upon it. A graph of position versus time, therefore, would have position on the vertical axis (dependent variable) and **time on the horizontal axis** (independent variable).

### What is the independent variable in a position time graph?

In position vs. time graphs, **time is the independent variable** and is on the x-axis, and position is the dependent variable and is on the y-axis.

### How do you know if it is independent variable?

There are two types of variables-independent and dependent. ... Answer: An independent variable is exactly what it sounds like. It is **a variable that stands alone and isn't changed by the other variables you are trying** to measure. For example, someone's age might be an independent variable.

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

What are independent and dependent variables? You can think of independent and dependent variables in terms of cause and effect: **an independent variable is the variable you think is the cause**, while a dependent variable is the effect.

### Where is the independent variable located?

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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).

### How do you manipulate independent variables?

Again, to manipulate an independent variable means **to change its level systematically** so that different groups of participants are exposed to different levels of that variable, or the same group of participants is exposed to different levels at different times.

### How to think of independent and dependent variables?

An easy way to think of independent and dependent variables is, when you're conducting an experiment, the independent variable is what you change, and the dependent variable is what changes because of that. You can also think of the independent variable as the cause and the dependent variable as the effect.

### Where does the independent variable go on the Axis?

The independent variable always goes on the x-axis, or the horizontal axis. The dependent variable goes on the y-axis, or vertical axis.

### Which is an example of a position independent function?

Position independent functions accessing global data start by determining the absolute address of the GOT given their own current program counter value.

### Is the manipulated variable the same as the independent variable?

Mis the manipulated variable or the one that is changed in an experimentIis the independent variableXis the axis on which the independent or manipulated variable is graphed (the horizontal axis) Independent vs Dependent Variable Key Takeaways The independent and dependent variables are the two key variables in a science experiment.