🎊 Solve set 58: Lunar New Year is here! 🎊

Celebrate the Lunar New Year early with fun math puzzles. Solve set 58: Lunar New Year is inspired by all the holidays that follow the Lunar Calendar. Whether or not you celebrate, learn more about different cultures with this Solve set!

Take a look at Question 1: Color Conundrum

The color red is used everywhere in Chinese New Year decorations. Did you know that the red pigment, also known as vermilion, originated from the toxic ore of mercury?  This pigment appears red because it absorbs all light with higher energy than red light.

The highest-energy visible light is violet, the lowest-energy visible light is red, and the other colors of the rainbow are intermediate in that order.  Which of these colors could be created by using a threshold which absorbs all visible light with higher energy than that color?

 

 

Solve set 58: Lunar New Year // Color Conundrum