Where is the image when you look at something in a mirror?


 When we look at something in a mirror, the image formed is on the backside (behind) of it.

Explanation with the image is posted for reference only.

The image formed by a plane mirror is virtual (behind the mirror), and it is one of the characteristics of the plane mirror. 

Other characteristics of the image formed by a plane mirror are erect (upright), of the same size, and at the same distance.

Plane mirrors are used in kaleidoscopes, shaving mirrors, dentists' mirror, torch lights, etc.

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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