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Tri-Color Prediction

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Now that you have started to see how the computer creates different colors from the primary colors of light—red, green, and blue—try to translate the colors from the computer’s point of view.

Materials

What to Do...

Your are given a set of intensity values for several “mystery” colors. Using what you learned from the Naming Color Investigation, predict what color is produced by these color intensity values.

After you have written your guess in the chart, enter the intensities into the Make Colors section of ColorBasics software and write the color you see in the column on the right. Use the last few lines of the chart to try some colors of your own design.

Red Color Intensity [%]
Green Color Intensity [%]
Blue Color Intensity [%]
What Color Do You Guess This Is?
What Color Do You See with Make Colors in ColorBasics?
100
100
0


0
100
100


100
0
100


75
75
75


50
50
50


25
25
25


100
50
50


100
50
0


100
0
50


50
100
50


0
100
50


0
50
100


75
50
25