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Problem: The virtual image produced by a convex mirror is one-quarter the size of the object. If the object is 31 cm in front of the mirror, what is the image distance? What is the focal length of this mirror?

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Mirror equation:

1f=1so+1si

Magnification:

m=-siso

m = 1/4

so = 31 cm

(a) 

Using the magnification equation

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The virtual image produced by a convex mirror is one-quarter the size of the object. If the object is 31 cm in front of the mirror, what is the image distance? What is the focal length of this mirror?

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