Problem: The illumination lights in an operating room use a converging mirror to focus an image of a bright lamp onto the surgical site. One such light has a mirror with a focal length of 20 cmIf the patient is 1.0m from the mirror, where should the lamp be placed relative to the mirror?

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Mirror equation:

1f=1so+1si

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The illumination lights in an operating room use a converging mirror to focus an image of a bright lamp onto the surgical site. One such light has a mirror with a focal length of 20 cm

If the patient is 1.0m from the mirror, where should the lamp be placed relative to the mirror?

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