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Why do swimming pool appears shallow than its actually is? What phenomenon is responsible for it?



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A

Reflection of light

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B

Diffusion of light

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C

Refraction of light 

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D

Eye defect


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The correct option is C

Refraction of light 


A swimming pool appears shallow than its actually is because the rays of light coming from the bottom of the swimming pool is refracted by the water and form a virtual image of the swimming pool bed some height above where the swimming pool bed actually is thus misleading the observer.

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