# A lens produces a magnification of -0.5. Is this a converging or diverging lens?

Reflection & Refraction (C10)
A lens produces a magnification of -0.5. Is this a converging or diverging lens? If the focal length of the lens is 6 cm, draw a ray diagram showing the image formation in this case.

### Answer

The image will be real and inverted, since the magnification has negative value.

The lens that can produce a real and inverted image is a converging or convex lens.