An object is located 2.6 m in front of a plane mirror. The image formed by the mirror appears to be

Question:

An object is located 2.6 m in front of a plane mirror. The image formed by the mirror appears to be _____.

Image in a Plane Mirror:

Suppose an object is located in front of a plane mirror. In this case, the image of the object is the position from which the light reflected off the object and reflected by the mirror appears to come from.

Answer and Explanation:

In the case of a plane mirror, the image appears to be the same distance behind the mirror as is the object in front of the mirror. Since the object is located {eq}2.6 \mathrm{\,m} {/eq} in front of the mirror, the image appears to be {eq}\color{Blue}{2.6 \mathrm{\,m}\text{ behind the mirror. }\hspace{0.8cm}\mathrm{(Answer)}} {/eq}


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