Problem: Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments synthesized by plants. The observed color of an object is not the color of light it absorbs but rather the complementary color, as described by a color wheel such as the one shown here. On this wheel, complementary colors are across from each other. Based on this wheel, what color is absorbed most strongly if a plant is orange?

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Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments synthesized by plants. The observed color of an object is not the color of light it absorbs but rather the complementary color, as described by a color wheel such as the one shown here. On this wheel, complementary colors are across from each other.
A color wheel is divided into six even sections, which are (in clockwise order): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

Based on this wheel, what color is absorbed most strongly if a plant is orange?

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