posted by Anon .
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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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.