How much of wall 3m behind you can be observed in a 5cmsquare mirror which is held centrally at a distance of 10cm to your eye?
The Attempt at a Solution
I see no way of doing this
Nicholas.D said:… why do you get magnification apparent in this particuler case?
Nicholas.D said:The only rays however that would form an image …
Nicholas.D said:2.2/10=x/310 ie I used similar triangles to work out how much of the image of the wall I could see. However, the answers use 300 as the distance from the mirror to the image of the wall and 2.5/10 instead of 2.2/10. (I just rooted the 5 to get the side length of the mirror). Have I made another mistake?