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Observation

The results show that the runners in the first group wearing the red T-shirts were able to improve their time in the second race after drinking the isotonic drink (i.e.Gatorade). The runners in the 2nd group did not show much improvement in their average running time.
 

Group Precondition Time to complete 5 km run (minutes) % change
    1st race 2nd race  
1 Red – Isotonic drink 22.15 19.27 -13.00% (faster)
2 Blue – water 22.65 22.45 -0.88% (faster)

The graph below represents the results of our experiment:

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Project cost ($):
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Time required:
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