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A pencil is placed in front of a concave mirror at any distance (as shown in the given figure).
The image of the pencil formed by the mirror cannot be
Concave mirrors can form both erect and inverted images. Inverted images formed by a concave mirror can be small, of the same size, or larger than the object. But an erect image formed by a concave mirror can only be larger than the size of the object. Hence, the given mirror cannot form an image of the pencil that is erect and smaller than the object.