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Subject: Heat absortion vs. Color

Date: Mon Aug 17 23:06:46 1998
Posted by JJ Richard
Grade level: other
School: No school entered.
City: Luling State/Province: LA
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 903413206.Ph


Hopefully you can help me settle a disgreement between myself and a friend.  He 
says that the heat build-up on a summer day in a parked car comes from the color 
of the car.  I say it comes from the color of the interior.  So, the question:
All things being equal, which car would have the highest inside temperature 
after sitting many hours in the sun?
1. A white car with a black interior or,
2. A black car with a white interior

                   Thank you for your time,
                          JJ Richard

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