# Lens Makers Formula

by jpartdq
Tags: formula, lens, makers
 P: 8 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A concave mirror has a focal length of f=50 cm. If an object is at o=500cm, where is the image? 2. Relevant equations 1/f = 1/o + 1/i 3. The attempt at a solution 1/50 = 1/500 + 1/55.56 What I don't understand is "where is the image"? How do I interpret it from my solution?
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 Quote by jpartdq 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A concave mirror has a focal length of f=50 cm. If an object is at o=500cm, where is the image? 2. Relevant equations 1/f = 1/o + 1/i 3. The attempt at a solution 1/50 = 1/500 + 1/55.56 What I don't understand is "where is the image"? How do I interpret it from my solution?
You have found the value of 1/i =1/55.56 therefore i=55.56 in other words the image is 55.56 cm from the mirror.

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