# How do you graph pressure and volume?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 11, 2017

It depends on whether the pressure or volume was manipulated.

#### Explanation:

If you manipulated (changed) the pressure and measured the volume as a result, the pressure would be the independent variable and the volume would be the dependent variable because the volume was dependent on the pressure.

If you manipulated the volume and measured the pressure as a result, the volume would be the independent variable and the pressure would be the dependent variable because the pressure was dependent on the volume.

When graphing the results, the independent variable is on the x-axis, and the dependent variable is on the y-axis.