Problem: Which of the following statements are true for an image formed by a plane mirror?a) The image always appears to be located the same distance behind the mirror as the object is located in front of the mirror.         b) The image formed by a plane mirror is always a real image.         c) The image is always larger than the object.         d) The image formed by a plane mirror is always an upright image. e) The image formed by a plane mirror is always an inverted image. f) The image formed by a plane mirror is always a virtual image.

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For plane mirrors, the image is always obtained by extending the reflected ray. Therefore, the image formed is always virtual. 

This makes the statement, image formed by a plane mirror is always a real image, to be false.

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Which of the following statements are true for an image formed by a plane mirror?

a) The image always appears to be located the same distance behind the mirror as the object is located in front of the mirror.         

b) The image formed by a plane mirror is always a real image.         

c) The image is always larger than the object.         

d) The image formed by a plane mirror is always an upright image. 

e) The image formed by a plane mirror is always an inverted image. 

f) The image formed by a plane mirror is always a virtual image.

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