Q.8 Image formed by a plane mirror is:
(a) virtual, behind the mirror and enlarged.
(b) virtual, behind the mirror and of the same size as the object.
(c) real at the surface of the mirror and enlarged.
(d) real, behind the mirror and of the same size as the object.


Answer :

Image formed by a plane mirror is
(b) virtual, behind the mirror and of the same size as the object.

EXPLANATION

A real image is the collection of focus points made by converging rays, while a virtual image is the collection of focus points made by extensions of diverging rays. In case of plane mirror, image is formed behind the mirror and the size of both the object and the image is the same.

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