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Which of the following statements is true?

(a) A convex lens has 4 dioptre power having a focal length 0.25 m

(b) A convex lens has –4 dioptre power having a focal length 0.25 m

(c) A concave lens has 4 dioptre power having a focal length 0.25 m

(d) A concave lens has –4 dioptre power having a focal length 0.25 m

 

Answer

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  • A convex lens has 
    • a positive focal length ( 0.25m) 
    • and hence would also have a positive power (+4D). 
  • A concave lens has 
    • negative focal length (-0.25m) 
    • and hence has negative power ( -4D)


So, the correct answer is (a)

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