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Problem: An object is 6.0cm in front of a converging lens with a focal length of 10 cm.Part AUse ray tracing to determine the location of the image. Express your answer using two significant figures.Part BIs the image upright or inverted?Part CIs the image real or virtual?

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For converging lenses:

  • A line parallel to the central axis passes through the lens towards the far focus.
  • A line through the near focus passes through the lens then parallel to the central axis. 
  • A line to the center of the lens passes through undeflected. 
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An object is 6.0cm in front of a converging lens with a focal length of 10 cm.

Part A

Use ray tracing to determine the location of the image. Express your answer using two significant figures.

Part B

Is the image upright or inverted?

Part C

Is the image real or virtual?

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