# Find the distance from the mirrors for 4 reflections

## Homework Statement

Two plain mirrors are put parallelly and 20 cm from each other. A source of light is put between the mirrors, 5 cm away from one. Find the distance from the mirrors of 4 first reflections.

## Homework Equations

a1=a2 The distance of the object from the mirror and the reflection from the mirror is equal.

## The Attempt at a Solution

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is it right?

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CWatters
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I know what a "first reflection" is but I'm not sure how you can have four of them in this situation. I think two are first reflections and two are second reflections. Check the distance for the one I marked incorrect. I know what a "first reflection" is but I'm not sure how you can have four of them in this situation. I think two are first reflections and two are second reflections. Check the distance for the one I marked incorrect.

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5 should be replaced with 10. Am I right?

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