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Name the type of mirror used in the following situations.

(a) Headlights of a car.
(b) Side/rear-view mirror of a vehicle.
(c) Solar furnace.
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Chapter_Light – Reflection and


In headlights of a car, type of mirror used is concave

 Side/rear-view mirror of a vehicle is a convex mirror 

solar furnace is a concave mirror
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(a) The concave mirrors are used in the headlights of a car to get powerful beams of light.
(b)Convex mirrors are used as side/rear view mirror of a vehicle as convex mirrors always gives an errect, though disminished image. Also, they have a wider view as they are curved outward.
(c)Large concave mirrors are used to concentrate sunlight to produce heat in solar furnaces.

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