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Problem: Which statements are true about a VIRTUAL image? (There may be more than one correct choice.)A. It cannot be viewed on screen.B. Its location can be calculated , but it cannot be viewed directly by your eye without using auxiliary lenses.C. A concave lens always forms a virtual image.D. A plane mirror always forms a virtual image.E. It cannot be photographed.

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An image formed on the same side of the object is said to be a virtual image.

Therefore, both concave lens and plane mirror always form a virtual image. 

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Which statements are true about a VIRTUAL image? (There may be more than one correct choice.)

A. It cannot be viewed on screen.

B. Its location can be calculated , but it cannot be viewed directly by your eye without using auxiliary lenses.

C. A concave lens always forms a virtual image.

D. A plane mirror always forms a virtual image.

E. It cannot be photographed.

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