__Lens equation:$\overline{)\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{\mathit{s}}_{\mathit{o}}}{\mathbf{+}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{\mathit{s}}_{\mathit{i}}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathit{f}}}$__

Magnification:

$\overline{){\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{h}}_{\mathbf{i}}}{{\mathbf{h}}_{\mathbf{o}}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{-}}\frac{{\mathbf{s}}_{\mathbf{i}}}{{\mathbf{s}}_{\mathbf{o}}}}$

The distance between the object and the image is:

s_{o} + s_{i} = 2.0 m

Magnification, m = -s_{i}/s_{o} = 1/2

A 2.0-cm-diameter spider is 2.0 m from a wall.

Determine the focal length and position (measured from the wall) of a lens that will make a half-size image of the spider on the wall.

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