Question

An optician while testing the eyes of a patient keeps a chart of letters 3 m behind the patient and asks him to see the letters on the image of chart formed in a plane mirror kept at distance 2 m in front of him. At what distance is the chart seen by the patient?

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Answer

Distance between the man and the mirror = 2 m

Distance between the man and the chart = 3 m

Therefore,

the distance between the chart and the mirror

= distance between the man and the mirror + distance between the man and the chart

= 3 m + 2 m

= 5 m

As the new image is formed on the mirror which is 2 m apart from the man,

So 5 m + 2 m = 7 m

Therefore,

the chart seen by the patient is 7 m away from him.

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