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Problem: An object is 15 cm in front of a diverging lens with a focal length of 10 cm. Use ray tracing to determine the location of the image. Is the image upright of inverted? Is it real or virtual?

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When drawing a ray diagram, there are three principal rays, two of which are sufficient to determine the location of the image.

For a diverging lens, we have the following rays. 

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An object is 15 cm in front of a diverging lens with a focal length of 10 cm. Use ray tracing to determine the location of the image. Is the image upright of inverted? Is it real or virtual?

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