The mass is constant, and there is a varying force. So would the mass be the dependent value(y-axis) and the acceleration be the independent value(x-axis)?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I think the mass is the dependent value so when I graphed it the line went straight across(horizontal). Is this right? I'm really confused because I thought acceleration was inversely proportional to mass, so it shouldn't be a linear relationship?

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# Homework Help: What is the shape of a mass vs. acceleration graph?

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