A concave mirror of radius of curvature 40 cm forms a real image twice as large as the object.

The object distance is

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if r = 40 cm , then f = r/2 = 40/2 = 20 cm then for a real image by a concave mirror, magnification M = f/u-f => 2 = 20/U-20 therefore 2(u-20) = 20 2u - 40 = 20 2u = 40 + 20 2u = 60/2 = 30 cm