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== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
   
The wages of an employee depend on the time worked. Time is the independent variable that varies among employees, and the wages are calculated directly from a specific amount of time. Thus wages are ''dependent'' on time worked.
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The wages of an employee depend on the time worked. Time is the independent variable that varies among employees, and the wages are calculated directly from a specific amount of time. Thus wages are ''dependent'' on time worked.
   
 
In a study of how different dosages of a [[medication|drug]] are related to the severity of [[symptom]]s of a [[disease]], a researcher could compare the varying symptoms (the dependent variable) for varying dosages (the independent variable) and attempt to draw a conclusion.
 
In a study of how different dosages of a [[medication|drug]] are related to the severity of [[symptom]]s of a [[disease]], a researcher could compare the varying symptoms (the dependent variable) for varying dosages (the independent variable) and attempt to draw a conclusion.

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