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Homework Help: Image formation with a convex mirror

  1. Mar 21, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An object 2.00cm high is placed 12.0cm in front of a convex mirror with radius of curvature of 8.00cm.

    2. Relevant equations

    Where is the image formed? Draw a ray diagram

    3. The attempt at a solution

    do i use the equation m=-q/p? if so then (object distance)p= 12cm. how do i find q using the information given?

    Thank you
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 21, 2012 #2
    actually i may have gotten it. if i find f using f=(1/2)R the pulg into the mirror equation
    1/p+ 1/q = 1/f and solve i have the answer?
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