Prelims- Q30. Consider the following statements:

Q30. Consider the following statements:

1. The image formed by a plane mirror is always virtual and erect.

2. An image formed by a convex mirror is always virtual, erect and diminished.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Exp: The image formed by a plane mirror is always virtual (meaning that the light rays do not actually come from the image), upright, and of the same shape and size as the object it is reflecting. A virtual image is a copy of an object formed at the location from which the light rays appear to come. The convex mirrors only produce virtual images. The image of an object is found to be upright and reduced in size. Only a concave mirror is capable of producing a real image and this only occurs if the object is located a distance greater than a focal length from the mirror’s surface.

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