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# Is a hypothesis if/then because?

## Is a hypothesis if/then because?

An “If… then… because” statement in a hypothesis tells the readers what you believe will happen in an investigation when something is changed, so you can see the effect of the change.

## What is if/then format?

Hypotheses followed by a conclusion is called an If-then statement or a conditional statement. A conditional statement is false if hypothesis is true and the conclusion is false. The example above would be false if it said “if you get good grades then you will not get into a good college”.

## What does a hypothesis look like?

A hypothesis often follows a basic format of “If {this happens} then {this will happen}.” One way to structure your hypothesis is to describe what will happen to the dependent variable if you make changes to the independent variable.

## How do you identify variables in a hypothesis?

A hypothesis states a presumed relationship between two variables in a way that can be tested with empirical data. It may take the form of a cause-effect statement, or an “if x,…then y” statement. The cause is called the independent variable; and the effect is called the dependent variable.

## What variable comes first in a hypothesis?

independent variable

March 17, 2021