   Chapter 3, Problem 10MCQ ### Managerial Accounting: The Corners...

7th Edition
Maryanne M. Mowen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337115773

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Section ### Managerial Accounting: The Corners...

7th Edition
Maryanne M. Mowen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337115773
Textbook Problem
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# Select the independent and dependent variables. To determine

Identify dependent and independent variable

Explanation

Independent variable

Independent variable, as the name suggests, are those variables that that do not depend on any other variable. Independent variable describes variations in dependent variable.

Dependent variables, on the other hand, are those variables, the values of which rely on other variables. An example of dependent variable can be total cost incurred on producing certain units as the cost depends on the number of units produced.

b.

Machine hour is an independent variable as it describes variations in dependent variable, which is maintenance cost. Maintenance cost increases or decreases depending on the number of hours the machine is used. Therefore, option b is the correct answer...

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