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Lesson 8: Dependent and independent variables

# Independent versus dependent variables

## Problem

On a math quiz, Tatiana earns 5 points for each question she answers correctly. She wrote this equation to find how many points she earns left parenthesis, p, right parenthesis based on how many questions she answers correctly left parenthesis, q, right parenthesis:
p, equals, 5, q
Identify the dependent and independent variables.
Dependent variable Points earned $(p)$left parenthesis, p, right parenthesis Questions correct $(q)$left parenthesis, q, right parenthesis
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