# Homework Help: Virtual image on the perpendicular

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1. Aug 15, 2016

### RabbitWho

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The book ("Real World Physics") says
A virtual image in a plane mirror is on the perpendicular from the object to the mirror

2. Relevant equations
I know that the normal line is perpendicular to the surface of the mirror
And I know that the angle of the incidence and reflection are the same degrees as each other with respect to the normal.. But I don't get what they mean by the sentence above
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plane_mirror#/media/File:Plane_mirror.png

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3. The attempt at a solution
I don't see any right angles in the image above and I can't visualise any when I look in the mirror. I doubled check to make sure that perpendicular always means at a right angle.. and it does... Can someone explain what is meant by this? Thank you!

2. Aug 15, 2016

### jbriggs444

Draw a line from A to A'. What angle does it make with the mirror?

3. Aug 15, 2016

### RabbitWho

So what it is saying is that something across from the mirror will look like it is across from the mirror in the reflection? Or am I misunderstanding?