(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An object is placed in front of a convex mirror with a 65 cm radius of curvature. A virtual image half the size of the object is formed. At what distance is the object from the mirror?

2. Relevant equations

1/p + 1/q = 1/f

3. The attempt at a solution

I have tried this problem several times different ways and cannot get the correct solution. I tried it this way.

focal length = Radius of curvature/2 = -32.5 cm (negative because convex mirror

virtual image = 1/2 object = -q

object = + p

I obtained 16.25 using equation 1/p -1/32.5 = -1/32.5, but it is wrong, as well as -16.25. Any help would be great.

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