Question

Why convex mirrors are used as rear view mirrors in vehicles.

A

A convex mirror always produces a virtual and erect image of the objects.

B

The image of the object formed by a convex mirror is greatly diminished in size. 

C

Both A and B

D

None of the above

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Solution

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Correct option is
C

Both A and B

Convex mirrors are used as rear view mirrors in vehicles because of the following reasons.
(1) A convex mirror always produces a virtual and erect image of the objects.(2) The image of the object formed by a convex mirror is greatly diminished in size. Consequently the driver is able to view much larger area of the traffic behind him than would be possible if a plane mirror were used instead of a convex mirror.

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