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In science, the dependent variable is your result from your independent variable.
Jack is conducting a science experiment. He is growing a rose plant, a marigold plant, and a sunflower plant to see which can grow the tallest. He gives all three plants the same amount of sunlight and water. His dependent variable would be how tall each plant grows because it is the result of his experiment.
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In science, it is the variable that you intentionally change.
In an experiment, Lyndsey has three sunflower plants. They are all given the same amount of sunlight; however, she gives one drop of water to one plant, two drops to another, and no water to the third. Lyndsey's independent variable is the amount of water.
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