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Lupin
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 Polychromatic sequences   « on: Jul 9th, 2014, 3:58pm » Quote Modify

What do these colors represent:

1. Black, Red, White, Yellow
2. Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, White, Red, Yellow, Green, White, Red, Orange
3. Black, blue, red, green, yellow
4. Yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, green, plum, black, yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, green, plum, white.
5. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
6. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
7 Red, Blue, Yellow
8. Red-Green, Blue-Orange, Yellow-Violet
9 Red, Yellow, Green
10 Red, Yellow, Blue, green, Orange, Brown
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #1 on: Jul 9th, 2014, 5:12pm » Quote Modify

Cool puzzle idea!

5&6 are known by the names of those colour sequences already, so are pretty straightforward!

7 is the art primary colours

Is 8 different types of Photoreceptors in the eye?

I think 9 is traffic light colours

Thoughts for 1: red, white and yellow are the colours of av cables. So maybe it has to do with that.

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For 8, I was thinking of them as colour ranges, rather than as colour pairs.  If they are pairs of colours, then these are 'opposite' colours

10 seems like Different colours of electrical wires.
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #2 on: Jul 9th, 2014, 7:49pm » Quote Modify

8). In the color theory the number 8 colors are known as the complementary colors. They are located diametrically opposing each other (pair-wise, as given) on the color wheel.

10). Except for (I think) Brown the colors in the number 10 match the US Homeland Security color coded alerts system.

Fixed the complementary spelling as per dudiobugtron's observation.
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #3 on: Jul 9th, 2014, 8:29pm » Quote Modify

1. Black, Red, White, Yellow
2. Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, White, Red, Yellow, Green, White, Red, Orange
3. Black, blue, red, green, yellow
4. Yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, green, plum, black, yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, green, plum, white.
5. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet - The rainbow.
6. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow – CMYK
7 Red, Blue, Yellow -  The primary colors
8. Red-Green, Blue-Orange, Yellow-Violet  -  Complimentary (opposite) colors
9 Red, Yellow, Green -  Traffic light colors
10 Red, Yellow, Blue, green, Orange, Brown
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dudiobugtron
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #4 on: Jul 9th, 2014, 11:39pm » Quote Modify

If you can sing a rainbow, then you probably know the answer to 5.

Minor spelling quibble for 8
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #5 on: Jul 10th, 2014, 7:11am » Quote Modify

1 or 3 seem to fit "East or West, home is best".
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #6 on: Jul 10th, 2014, 4:52pm » Quote Modify

It is said that Judy sang it 1,457 times in her lifetime (give or take a few times)

 1 or 3 seem to fit "East or West, home is best"

I'm a little slow - lost you there - what are you hinting?  Anyways these two are kind of international ...
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #7 on: Jul 10th, 2014, 6:01pm » Quote Modify

Is 1) something like colours which represent different races, according to the Christian bible (or similar)? I don't know the exact details, but I remember Noah's sons had different types of people descended from them, according to the bible story.
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #8 on: Jul 10th, 2014, 9:04pm » Quote Modify

dudiobugtron Quote:
 No 1- colours which represent different races, according to the Christian bible (or similar)? I don't know the exact details, but I remember Noah's sons had different types of people descended from them, according to the bible story.
Good guess, but think of places.

dudiobugtron Quote:
 No 10 - Different colours of electrical wires.
Nothing to do with cables.  Think of common things.

 Except for (I think) Brown the colors in the number 10 match the US Homeland Security color coded alerts system.
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #9 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 2:15am » Quote Modify

11) Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Magenta, Cyan, White
12) Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Grey, White
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #10 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 7:21am » Quote Modify

For 1 or 3 I was thinking the geographic directions - North, South, East, West.

Now I see that 1 are the colors of the human races?

That eliminates 1 from the race and 3 then must be geographic directions. I've checked two of my compasses and the color Red is associated with North, Black with South - the hands are painted in two different colors.

Unfortunately I don't watch TV so I guess I am out with 10.
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #11 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 7:37am » Quote Modify

1 = continents?
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #12 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 7:40am » Quote Modify

I've got 3. Olympic Rings?
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #13 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 8:42am » Quote Modify

OK, I don't watch TV but for 10 my guess would be food colorings? Cereal, froot loops or ice cream flavors?
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #14 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 9:03am » Quote Modify

In 2 and 4 I see patterns.

In 2 Yellow is a marker and the rest of the colors are the same, permuted: in the second group Red/Green and Orange/White are swapped. Red is one extra in the first group.

Idea - Morse code-like flags used to communicate between the ships in the Navy?
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #15 on: Jul 11th, 2014, 9:06am » Quote Modify

on Jul 11th, 2014, 7:21am, rloginunix wrote:
 For 1 or 3 I was thinking the geographic directions - North, South, East, West.   Now I see that 1 are the colors of the human races?

There's an obvious pairing between geographic directions and races - Native Americans are "red"; Asians "yellow"; Africans "black"; Northern Europeans "white".
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #16 on: Jul 16th, 2014, 6:06pm » Quote Modify

1. Black, Red, White, Yellow – human races fit, but think of places and continents.
2. Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, White, Red, Yellow, Green, White, Red, Orange – candy.
3. Black, blue, red, green, yellow Colors of the interlocking Olympic Rings
4. Yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, green, plum, black, yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, green, plum, white - a game.
5. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. Colors of the rainbow
6. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow – CYMK
7 Red, Blue, Yellow -  The primary colors
8. Red-Green, Blue-Orange, Yellow-Violet  -  Complimentary (opposite) colors
9 Red, Yellow, Green -  Traffic light colors
10 Red, Yellow, Blue, green, Orange, Brown – brown is Vanessa Williams.
11  Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Magenta, Cyan, White – a color code?
12  Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Grey, White

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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #17 on: Jul 17th, 2014, 3:22am » Quote Modify

on Jul 11th, 2014, 2:15am, rmsgrey wrote:
 11) Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Magenta, Cyan, White

0 to 7 coded with red=1, green=2, blue=4

12 could be The colors of a black body.
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #18 on: Jul 17th, 2014, 6:31am » Quote Modify

11 are the colours produced by the 3(4) bit RGB colour scheme used by machines like the BBC Micro. In the 4-bit version, colours 8-15 repeated 0-7 but flashing - alternating with the opposite colour - so, colour 11 and colour 12 both flashed yellow and blue but in antiphase.
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 Re: Polychromatic sequences   « Reply #19 on: Nov 1st, 2014, 4:40am » Quote Modify

may be VIBGYOR the rainbow
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