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The reading in the pressure gauge for all three brands of bicycle helmets was observed to be similar when the weight was released. This suggests that the impact of the collision was approximately the same for the basketball, regardless of the brand of bicycle helmet used.

Measurement Effect of different brands of bicycle helmets on the force of impact (mmHg)
  Giro Indicator Bell Influx Giro Ionos
Pressure on ball (mmHg) 1532 1516 1545

Use the graph below to plot the experimental data recorded in the table below.

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Preparation will take approximately two hours, and observation and recording of data will require another two hours
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Easily found at a sports shop
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Caution should be taken to prevent the falling weight from hitting anyone