anonymous
  • anonymous
How do you determine if variables are independent or dependent in a math equation? Ex 5x+3y=9
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Psymon
  • Psymon
In general, y would usually be the dependent variable. What makes it "dependent" is the fact that we don't know what y is until we pick some value for x. For example, a regular equation like y = x^2 - 4. We don't pick a valueof y and use it to determine x. We pick a value of x (independent) and the value of y depende (dependent) on what value of x we choose. In an equation like yours where there could be ambiguity, unless something is stated different, assume y to be the dependent variable.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you. So in this case the x is dependent because it can be used to solve one of the variables?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I mean independent

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry
Psymon
  • Psymon
Got it backwards. y is dependent because its value depends on x. When you say "because it can beused to solve" that basically is independent. And yes, you corrected yourself xDD
Psymon
  • Psymon
So yeah, the variable you do not choose numbers for is dependent.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So x is independent and can be used to solve for one of the variables
Psymon
  • Psymon
Right.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you!
Psymon
  • Psymon
Sure : )

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