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  1. #1 "Virtual" Images? 
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    I am a college student and we have basic optics. I am confused with the term 'virtual' images. A virtual image proced by a lens can act like an object for another lens, but in mirrors, we say, virtual images are formed 'behind' the mirror. but, if you keep a mirror behind the one producing the image, you cant have the mirror reflect the image. Then why do we say that virtual images for a mirror are formed 'behind the mirror'?


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    Because the light reflected from the mirror as transmits as if the object is placed behind the mirror.


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