A real image is formed by the light rays after reflection or refraction when they:
(A) actually meet or intersect with each other.
(B) actually converge at a point.
(C) appear to meet when they are produced in the backward direction.
(D) appears to diverge from a point.
Which of the above statements are correct?
(a) (A) and (D)
(b) (B) and (D)
(c) (A) and (B)
(d) (B) and (C)
To form an image light rays must
- Converge at a point
- Meet somewhere, and
- Intersect at some point.
Thus, option (A) and (B) are correct.
So, the correct answer is (c)
Note : If an image appear to meet when they are produced in the backward direction, then it’s a virtual image ( Check example )