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Problem: Light travels from water (n = 1.33) into glass (n = 1.5). Which of the following is the maximum incident angle with which light can still pass through the boundary? A) 27.5° B) 62.5° C) 48.4° D) No such angle exists

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Light travels from water (n = 1.33) into glass (n = 1.5). Which of the following is the maximum incident angle with which light can still pass through the boundary?

A) 27.5°

B) 62.5°

C) 48.4°

D) No such angle exists

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