Posted by **Anon** on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 2:06pm.

A bakery makes bread in batches. Several loaves per batch are rejected due to defects. Your friend says that the total number of defective loaves is the independent variable. Explain and correct the error.

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**PsyDAG**, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:10am
Please only post your questions once. Repeating posts will not get a quicker response. In addition, it wastes our time looking over reposts that have already been answered in another post. Thank you.

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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**Anonymous**, Monday, September 9, 2013 at 9:54pm
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