Which of the following can produce virtual images?

  1. Concave lenses
  2. Convex lenses
  3. Concave mirror
  4. Convex mirror
  5. Plane mirror

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Virtual images can also be produced by convex lenses when the object is placed inside the focal length. Virtual images are formed by concave lenses or by placing an object inside the focal length of a convex lens. Plane mirrors always produce virtual images, concave mirrors are capable of producing both real and virtual images. Virtual images are always formed by convex mirrors.

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