Correct Answer - Option 2 : virtual image
The correct answer is virtual image.
- An image that cannot be obtained on a screen is called a virtual image.
- Images are of two types: real images and virtual images.
Real images are formed on a screen, whereas virtual images cannot be obtained on the screen.
Difference between real image and virtual image:
|Real images are inverted
||Virtual images are erect
|Real images are formed on the screen
||Virtual images appear to be on the lens or the mirror itself
|Real images are formed by a concave mirror
||Plane, convex mirror, and concave lens form a virtual image
|Convex lenses form a real image
||Concave lenses form a virtual image
|Real images are formed due to the actual intersection of light rays
||Virtual images are formed due to the imaginary intersection of light rays