Problem: You are using a converging lens with a focal length of 10 cm. What will the image distance be and what will the magnification of that image be if you place an object: a) 15 cm to the left of the lens.b) 5.0 cm to the left of the lens.

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Lens maker equation:

1so+1si=1f

Image distance:

si=sofso-f

Magnification:

m=-siso

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You are using a converging lens with a focal length of 10 cm. What will the image distance be and what will the magnification of that image be if you place an object: 

a) 15 cm to the left of the lens.

b) 5.0 cm to the left of the lens.

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