Using Equations to Answer Mirror Questions


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What does a negative image distance indicate?

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1. What is the meaning of a negative focal length?

2. What does a negative image height tell you?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand how to answer mirror questions. The quiz will assess your understanding of concepts like reflections and negative images.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check whether you can:

  • Identify what a negative image distance shows
  • Define negative focal length
  • Know what a negative image height indicates
  • Understand what a small magnification means
  • Define the properties of a image in a reflection

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on answering mirror questions with equations
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of real or virtual images to understand how images are projected
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding concave and convex mirrors and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding using the magnification equation to determine positive and/or negative images

Additional Learning

To learn more about answering mirror questions with equations, review the lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define real and virtual images
  • Differentiate between concave and convex mirrors
  • Use the magnification equation to find out if images are bigger or smaller when they are inverted or upright
  • Calculate to find out the characteristics of images