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Ray Diagram Reflection: Ray Through Focus

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A certain light ray travels toward a curved mirror, along a line through the mirror's focal point.

In which of the following ways does this ray reflect after striking the mirror?

A

Along a line through the mirror's center of curvature.

B

Along a line parallel to the mirror's principal axis.

C

Back on the same line it came in along.

D

Cannot be answered without knowing whether the mirror is concave or convex.