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Problem: You wish to create an image that is 10 meters from an object. This image is to be inverted and half the height of the object. You wish to accomplish this using one spherical mirror. What is the focal length f of the mirror that would accomplish this? Express your answer in meters, as a fraction or to three significant figures. 

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Mirror equation:

1f=1so+1si

Magnification:

m=hiho=-siso

hi = -0.5ho (inverted)

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You wish to create an image that is 10 meters from an object. This image is to be inverted and half the height of the object. You wish to accomplish this using one spherical mirror. 

What is the focal length f of the mirror that would accomplish this? Express your answer in meters, as a fraction or to three significant figures. 

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