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Q & A: how many colors of light?

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Most recent answer: 01/15/2015
sir, why do light has only seven colours insted of 10 or 12
- Iftikar Ahmed (age 17)

There are an infinite number of slightly different colors. People divide them up to give names to different ranges of the colors. Different groups of people use different names for different ranges. So the set of named colors varies from place to place, and so does the number of different color names.

Mike W.

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(published on 01/15/2015)

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