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Differentiate between a real and a virtual image.


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The following are the main differences between a real image and virtual image. 

1. A real image can be caught on a screen whereas a virtual image cannot be caught/projected on a screen.
2. A real image is always inverted whereas a virtual image is always erect.
3. A real image is formed when the rays of light after reflection or refraction actually meet at some point whereas a virtual image is formed when the rays of light after reflection or refraction appear to meet at a point.


Physics
Concise Physics
Standard IX

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