# How can we graph independent and dependent variables?

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Mar 27, 2014

The independent variable should be plotted on the x-axis. The dependent variable should be plotted on the y-axis.

The graph of mass vs. volume places volume on the x-axis and the mass on the y-axis. The value of graphing this relationship is best understood by considering the following equation

Note the slope of your graph will be

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