What is a dependent variable?


What is a dependent variable?


In a scientific experiment, a variable is any of the conditions that could change, or vary, during the course of an experiment. When you set up an experiment, you need to keep all of the variables identical, except for the one being tested, called the independent variable. This means everything else in the experiment must be exactly the same. This helps improve confidence in the results of your experiment.

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In a scientific experiment, a dependent variable is one that will be altered based on the conditions given. In other words, it depends on what...

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