Dependent and independent variables

Interactive practice questions

Consider the following variables:

• Number of ice cream cones sold
• Temperature (°C)
a

Which of the following statements makes sense?

The temperature affects the number of ice cream cones sold.

A

The number of ice cream cones sold affects the temperature.

B

The temperature affects the number of ice cream cones sold.

A

The number of ice cream cones sold affects the temperature.

B
b

Which is the dependent variable and which is the independent variable?

The independent variable is the temperature and the dependent variable is the number of ice cream cones sold.

A

The independent variable is the number of ice cream cones sold and the dependent variable is temperature.

B

The independent variable is the temperature and the dependent variable is the number of ice cream cones sold.

A

The independent variable is the number of ice cream cones sold and the dependent variable is temperature.

B
Easy
Less than a minute

Consider the following variables:

• Ticket sales
• Revenue from a show

For the following variables, choose the sets where one variable has an effect on the other.

For the following variables, choose the sets where one variable has an effect on the other.

Outcomes

9D.LR1.02

Pose problems, identify variables, and formulate hypotheses associated with relationships between two variables