Question

Which mirror will you prefer to use as a rear view mirror in a car — plane mirror or convex mirror? Give one reason.

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convex mirror would be preferred in comparison to a plane mirror for use as a rear view mirror in a car because it provides a much wider field view as compared to a plane mirror of the same size. The below ray diagram shows this:

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