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The purpose of the Agent Nail Polish Remover experiment was to determine whether the cleaning agent used to remove the nail polish had an effect on how effective the nail polish stain came out the shirt. The results of the experiment showed that certain cleaning agents the were tested worked better than others. There were several cleaners that didn’t work as they were expected to work. On the other hand, there were certain cleaning agents that worked better than the others. None of the cleaning agents that were tested in this experiment completely lifted the entire stain off of the article of clothing. The data shows that the Original Degreaser was the most effective of getting the stain off of the article of clothing. The others that worked fairly well included isopropyl alcohol and the Magic Eraser. Using the color scale that was created the Original Degreaser for trial 1 using a brush was 5, which outnumbered all of the others. When the Original Degreaser was tested using a sponge the first time it was a 4, which tied with the Magic Eraser for the lead. When it was tested the second time using a brush it was a 5, which tied with the Isopropyl Alcohol for the lead. The second time this product was tested using a sponge it scored a 4 which was tied with the Magic Eraser. While the Original Degreaser performed the best the Magic Eraser and Isopropyl Alcohol also worked well. For the first time tested using a sponge the Magic Eraser scored a 4 on the color scale, which was tied for the lead. The second time it was tested by using a sponge it scored a 4 on the color scale, and was tied for the lead again. When this product was tested using a brush for the first time it was 4, which was close to the highest which was 5. When the second testing with the brush came along it scored a 4 also. The first time that the isopropyl alcohol was tested it scored a 3 on the color scale using a sponge, this was second for that testing. When the product was tested a second time using a sponge it scored a 3 again.  Then, the product was tested using a brush in the first trial it scored a 4 which was the second highest in that trial. After that another trial was done using the brush and the isopropyl alcohol scored a 5 which was tied with the highest in that trial. There were a few products that bombed and were always in the lower end of all of the trials conducted they were: Resolve and Fels-Naptha. Most of the time these two products hovered around 2 on the color scale which means that they didn’t really do anything since the original color of the nail polish was a 1 on the color scale. The hypothesis stated that: if the student scientist uses Spray N’ Wash to remove the stain then the amount of nail polish left on the shirt will decrease because there will be a powerful cleaning agent that will help to remove the stain off of the article of clothing. The data does not support the hypothesis that was formulated for this experiment because the hypothesis stated that if the scientist uses Spray N’ Wash, then the amount of polish will decrease even though this wasn’t the case. The one that was the most effective was the Original Degreaser. The data for the Spray N’ Wash was always on the low end of the range of data. Most of the time it happened that the Spray N’ Wash was only a one level difference on the color scale while the Spray N’ Wash was a four level difference. Some possible errors during this experiment or things that could be done differently next time are that the scale could be a little more detailed. The exact measurements of the nail polish could have been more precise. The scrubbing might have been done harder on one spot and lighter on another. If this experiment were to be done again, the nail polish spot would have to be measured more measured more exact. Also, by coming up with a more precise way to scrub that would be benefit the experiment. The color of the nail polish could also change the results of the experiment, if the color of the polish is darker then the results of the experiment could vary based on the shade of color that the polish is. An application of this experiment to everyday life is that if someone spilled nail polish on their favorite shirt and they needed to get it out quickly and safely, then they could use this experiment. Even though the results didn’t exactly work out the way that was originally thought, someone could use this experiment as a baseline for a scenario such as described above. They could use this experiment as a safe alternative to using nail polish remover which is harmful and as a quicker way to putting the article of clothing in a washing machine.