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Yes, convex lenses can magnify images. Below is an explanation behind the answer.

A convex lens is thicker in the middle and tapper towards the edges. Light rays that pass through a convex lens are brought closer together until they meet at what is called the focal point. The word...

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Yes, convex lenses can magnify images. Below is an explanation behind the answer.

A convex lens is thicker in the middle and tapper towards the edges. Light rays that pass through a convex lens are brought closer together until they meet at what is called the focal point. The word "converge" means to be brought together. Therefore, a convex lens may also be referred to as a converging lenses.

A convex lens can magnify images as long as the distance between the lens and the object that is being observed is less than the distance from the lens and the focal point (also known as the focal length).  Such a lens is also called a magnifying glass. The image produced from such a lens is virtual and upright.

 

 

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