Magenta: The Color That Doesn’t Exist And Why

I?m sure you recognize magenta ? it?s that color that?s a mix between purple and red. It?s sort of pinkish-purple, and looks something like this:

This would be well and good, except there?s a little problem with the statement above: on the spectrum of light, the color(s) between purple and red are as follows: yellow, green, blue, orange? etc. Instead, magenta manifests itself on the?