A negative magnification indicates that the image is **inverted**. If the object is placed closer to a converging lens than the focal length, the rays on the far side of the lens diverge.

## When magnification is negative What does it mean?

A negative magnification indicates that **the image is inverted**. If the object is placed closer to a converging lens than the focal length, the rays on the far side of the lens diverge. … The virtual image is upright and the magnification is positive in this case.

## Is magnification negative in convex mirror?

Magnification of a convex mirror is always positive , but that of a concave mirror may be both positive or negative . This magnification can tell us about the nature of the image based on the sign itself. **If the ratio is negative then the image is real and inverted**.

### How do you know if a magnification is negative?

The sign of the magnification tells us the orientation of the image. If the sign is positive, then the image is upright. If the sign is negative, then **the image is upside-down**.

### Why the magnification of mirror is negative?

The magnification of a concave mirror is given by the ratio of the height of the image to the height of the object. … Hence, **if the image is inverted and real the magnification will be negative**.

### When magnification is positive or negative?

Magnification: The ratio of the height of the image to the height of the object is called the magnification of the spherical mirror. The magnification of **the actual image will always be negative** and the virtual image should always be positive.

### What is the nature of lens and image when magnification is 2?

The nature of the image formed is **virtual and erect**.

### What is the nature of image if magnification is 1?

The magnification of a mirror is -1. Hence, the image formed is **real and inverted**.

### What is the nature of magnification +1?

The distance of object and distance of image are equal in the case of a plane mirror and the object distance is **negative**. Which gives us a magnification of +1. M=1 signifies that the height of image and height of object are the same and the positive sign signifies that the image formed is erect.

### What is the nature of the image formed by a concave mirror if the magnification is 3?

What is the nature of the image formed by a concave mirror if the magnification is 3. Since the value of magnification has a positive value the image formed will be **virtual and erect**. Here the value of the magnification is +3, therefore, the image that will be formed will be virtual and erect.

### What is the nature of the lens if magnification is?

Brainly User. Answer: If magnification is positive the nature of image is **virtual and erect** .

### What is the nature of the image formed by a lens if the magnification produced is 0.5 Identify the type of lens being used?

If the magnification produced by the lens is -0.5, the image will be **real and inverted**. It is because if the magnification produced by a lens has a negative value, the image is always real and inverted.

### What is the nature of the image formed by a convex lens if the magnification?

It is because if the magnification has a positive value, the image is **always virtual and erect**.

### Is magnification of real image always negative?

(a) The magnification is positive for all virtual images and **is negative** for all real images. (b) The magnification of concave lens and convex mirror is always positive where as the magnification of convex lens and concave mirror can be positive or negative depending on the position of the object before the lens.

### What is positive magnification and negative magnification?

**When the image formed is virtual and erect, magnification is positive**. And, when the image formed is real and inverted, magnification is negative.

### What is the nature of image shows by magnification produced positive?

Magnification produced by a mirror is given by, The magnification produced by a plane mirror is +1. It shows that the image formed by the plane mirror is of the same size as that of the object. The positive sign shows that the image formed is **virtual and erect**.

### When linear magnification is negative the image formed by a concave mirror must be?

In the case of the concave mirror, when the image formed is real, the magnification will be negative. Similarly, when the image formed is virtual, the magnification will be positive. If the magnification is negative, the image formed will be real, **inverted and enlarged**.

### Why magnification is taken negative for real images and positive for virtual images b why convex mirror is used in rear view mirrors and not concave mirror?

**Magnification = Height of image (-) / height of object (+)=Negative**. … So, Magnification will be positive. (b) Convex mirror is commonly used in rear view mirrors in vehicles because it gives an erect, virtual, full size diminished image of distant objects with a wider field of view.

### Which lens has negative magnification?

Note the sign convention: a telescope with **two convex lenses (f1 > 0, f2 > 0)** produces a negative magnification, indicating an inverted image. A convex plus a concave lens (f1 > 0 >f2) produces a positive magnification and the image is upright.

### What is meant by a negative magnification what is meant by a magnification whose absolute value is less than one?

A negative sign means that the image have an inverted orientation, while a magnification whose absolute value is less than unity, indicates **that the image is diminished**.

### What is the magnification of an inverted image?

For a real and inverted image, the height of the image **is negative** and the height of the object is positive. So the magnification of the mirror is negative.

### Why magnification is positive for lens?

A convex lens can form virtual as well as real images, so the magnification produced by a convex lens can be either positive or negative. Magnification is positive for virtual image and negative for real image. **When |m|>1, the image is magnified**. … When |m|=1, the image is of the same size as that of the object.

### What is the nature of image formed by concave mirror if the magnification produced by the mirror is 4?

If the magnification is 4 of the image formed by a concave mirror, the nature of the image formed will be **virtual and erect**.