Dependent Quantity

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a dependent quantity:

- It is determined by the value of the related independent quantities.
- It can also be described as the output values in a functional relationship.
- It is normally represented by the
*y*–coordinate in the ordered pair (*x, y*) of a functional relationship.

Example

Relationship: The number of calories burned is dependent on the number of hours spent exercising.

The number of calories burned is the dependent quantity.

Non-example

Relationship: The number of calories burned is dependent on the number of hours spent exercising.

The number of hours spent exercising is the independent quantity.

TEKS: 6(6)(A), 6(6)(B)