Problem: You want to design a mirror for viewing erect images of objects. The image should have a magnification of 0.5 when the mirror is 2.0 m from an object. Find the shape and radius of curvature of the mirror.

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You want to design a mirror for viewing erect images of objects. The image should have a magnification of 0.5 when the mirror is 2.0 m from an object. Find the shape and radius of curvature of the mirror.

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