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Question:

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:

The correct option is:

(b) virtual, behind the mirror and of the same size as the object.

Following are the characteristics of the plane mirror 

1. The image formed by a plane mirror is Virtual. 

2. The image formed by a plane mirror is behind the mirror.

3. The image formed by a plane mirror is erect.

4. The image formed by a plane mirror is laterally inverted.

5. The image formed by a plane mirror is at the same distance behind the mirror as the object is in front of it.

6. The image formed by a plane mirror is of the same size as the object. 


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