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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?

1. PsyDAG

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.

2. Jen

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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