why when you draw a small black circle on a white sheet, it looks smaller than when you draw an equal white circle on a black sheet?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Because light reflects off the "colour" (because black and white are treated as colour here) of an image to the eye, black reflects almost no light and white reflects [all] light – the contrast of the two quantities of reflection in the background makes the one appear larger than the other.

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  • 2 months ago

    Optical illusion.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Breathe deep the gathering gloom

    Watch lights fade from every room

    Bedsitter people look back and lament

    Another day's useless energy is spent

    Impassioned lovers wrestle as one;

    Lonely man cries for love and has none

    New mother picks up and suckles her son

    Senior citizens wish they were young

    Cold-hearted orb that rules the night

    Removes the colours from our sight

    Red is grey is yellow white

    But we decide which is right

    And which is an illusion

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  • 2 months ago

    Eyesight is not an exact science. Our eyes are easily deceived - which is just as well or you would not be able to read this.

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