Posted by **Jen** on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 9:44pm.

6. In each of the four examples listed below, one of the given variables is independent (x) and one of the given variables is dependent (y). Indicate in each case which variable is independent and which variable is dependent.

I. Rainfall; Crop yield

II. Taxi fare; Length of ride

III. Alcohol consumption; Blood alcohol level

IV. Average annual snowfall; Geographic location

I got:

I. Dependable variable

II. Independent variable

III. Independent variable

IV. Dependable variable

Please let me know if its correct?

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2:56am
You have two variables in each example. Which is which? The term is dependent, not dependable.

An **independent variable** is the potential stimulus or cause, usually directly manipulated by the experimenter, so it could also be called a manipulative variable.

A **dependent variable** is the response or measure of results.

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**Jen**, Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 12:01pm
I. Dependent variable; Independent variable

II. Independent variable; Independent variable

III. Independent variable; Dependent variable

IV. Dependent variable; Dependent variable

Sorry I misread it. Is this correct?

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