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Side View Mirror

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Mirrors on the outside of the passenger side of cars often contain a message that says something like, "Objects are closer than they appear." In other words, the images seen in the mirror, although looking like the objects in other respects, appear to be further away than they actually are, because the images are smaller than the objects.

What kind of mirror is being used in this case?

A

plane mirror

B

convex mirror

C

concave mirror

D

The mirror could be concave or convex.

E

The mirror could be flat or concave.