SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 656: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 656

7. An object is placed inside the focal point of a concave mirror. Which of the following describes the image?

A. Virtual, erect, and reduced
B. Virtual, erect, and magnified
C. Virtual, inverted, and reduced
D. Real, erect, and reduced
E. Real, inverted, and magnified

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The correct answer is (B). If an object is placed inside the focal point of a concave mirror, so that s < t. the resulting image is virtual (that is, the image point is on the opposite side of the mirror from the object), erect, and larger than the object.

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