Question

Asked by Abf123736 | 15th Dec, 2015, 10:24: PM

Expert Answer:

Initially, distance of the object from the mirror = 60 cm.

Therefore, image is formed at a distance 60 cm from the mirror, behind it.

Thus, initial distance between the object and image = 60 + 60 = 120 cm

If the mirror is moved 25 cm away from the object,

The new distance of the object from the mirror = 60 + 25 = 85 cm

The new image is now at a distance 85 cm from the mirror behind it.

Thus, new distance of the image from the object = 85 + 85 = 170 cm

Taking the position of the object as reference point, the distance between the two positions of the image = new distance of image from the object - initial distance of the image from the object 

 = (170 - 120) cm = 50 cm

Thus, the image shifts 50 cm away.

Answered by Faiza Lambe | 16th Dec, 2015, 07:39: AM