The dependent variable, also called the measured or predicted variable is the variable which is being tested or measured in an experiment. It is the variable with which an experiment is being conducted. The outcome of the dependent variable however, relies on another variable called the independent variable.changes in the independent variable affects the outcome of the dependent variable. In the scenario above, the dependent variable is the average exam scores obtained which depends on how the amount of lavender sprayed brings an effect. Ounces of lavender sprayed is the independent variable.