How many images of a candle will be formed if it is placed between two parallel plane mirrors separated by 40 cm?



When two mirrors are at an angle X,

The Number of Images is given by

Number of Images = (360/X) - 1



No of Images


(360/0) - 1 = ∞ Infinity

When two mirrors are placed parallel to each other, then an infinite number of images are formed.

Hence, Infinite images of the candle will be formed because of multiple reflections between the mirrors.



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