Broken TV?Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.
Xavier and Rex each own a television. They watched the exact same programme at the exact same time. However what looked like white on Xavier's television looked yellow on Rex's. In this case, what color would cyan, on Xavier's, look like on Rex's, and why?
AnswerCyan would look like green. This is because pixels are made up of a red light, a green light and a blue light. All three of these colors are required to make white. The blue lights in Rex's television don't work, so the red light mixed with the green light, without the blue light, makes yellow. Similarly, you need blue and green to make cyan. Since there is no blue, what would be cyan looks green.
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Posted by madminnow on Mar 09, 2006|
Way out of my league; I feel like a duck trying to swim on an ice pond!!
Posted by wizofaus on Mar 09, 2006|
Intended answer was obvious enough, but I wonder with regular CRT TV's if it's truly possible for all the blue lights to simultenously die. Digital TV's perhaps, as I suspect it's possible for the "blue" signal carrier to get broken (cf. computer monitors when a pin is broken on the cable).
Posted by zack929bb on Mar 09, 2006|
not fun a all
Posted by monkey93 on Mar 09, 2006|
Well I got it right cuz yellow + blue = green, but it wasn't exciting.
Posted by Malibu_barbie on Mar 10, 2006|
Not that cool.
Didnt like at all
Posted by xolilangel827ox on Mar 11, 2006|
i had no idea wut cyan was! haha! this was a pretty boring teaser..
Posted by RedAngle65 on Mar 14, 2006|
Good One : HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!
Posted by hottiegurl99 on Mar 18, 2006|
I got it, but it didn't exactly thrill me all that much...
Posted by OldChinaHand on Mar 27, 2006|
More of a tormentor than a teaser.
Posted by Winner4600 on May 30, 2006|
Why all the negative comments? I thought it was interesting, although easy for me...
If you don't have something good to say, don't say it. You don't ALWAYS have to post a comment, you know!!!
Great job, QuestionMark!
Posted by bookworm91 on Apr 16, 2007|
I thought this was good. I didn't get it, but I learned something.
If some of you didn't like it, say WHY instead of just stating your dislike. ;)
Posted by strehlow on May 03, 2007|
Yes, all the blue can fail at once on a CRT. There is one electron gun for each of the primary colors. If any part of the processing circuitry fails for one of R, G, or B signal paths, that color will drop out of the picture completely.
Posted by reptile5000 on May 31, 2007|
good if people know about TV stuff
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