> As every visual artist knows, mixing paints is a subtractive color
> process. Mix red and green and you will get a dirty brownish gray.
> Putting colors side by side is an additive process, as when you look
> at your color monitor or TV up close. Combining red and green will
> give you a bright yellowish white.
The fact is, I posed this problem to several physics students, and they
failed to provide the correct answer... Or even accept the correct answer
when it was provided to them. :-)
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