## How do you find the explanatory variable?

If you have both a response variable and an explanatory variable, the explanatory variable is always plotted on the x-axis (the horizontal axis). The response variable is always plotted on the y-axis (the vertical axis).

**How do you operationalize a variable?**

To remove ambiguity in written work and research, all relevant variables must be defined. This is known as operationalizing variables. To operationalize a variable or concept means to define it so that it can be measured and/or expressed quantitatively or qualitatively.

**Is height a independent variable?**

In this study, time is the independent variable and height is the dependent variable. Answer 5: When you make a graph of something, the independent variable is on the X-axis, the horizontal line, and the dependent variable is on the Y-axis, the vertical line.

### Can distance be an independent variable?

Time is always the independent variable. The other variable is the dependent variable (in our example: time is the independent variable and distance is the dependent variable).

**Is temperature a independent variable?**

An independent variable is one that is unaffected by changes in the dependent variable. For example when examining the influence of temperature on photosynthesis, temperature is the independent variable because it does not dependent upon photosynthetic rate.

**Is force an independent variable?**

On the other hand, if we consider a situation where the two variables namely force and acceleration of a moving body is taken in to account then acceleration depends upon force and accordingly, acceleration here is the dependent variable and force is the independent variable.

## Where is independent variable on a graph?

The independent variable belongs on the x-axis (horizontal line) of the graph and the dependent variable belongs on the y-axis (vertical line).

**Is force or acceleration the independent variable?**

Force and acceleration are directly proportional. In this situation, acceleration changes in response to a change of force, so force is the independent variable and acceleration is the dependent variable.