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A diverging light ray spreads out (diverges) in different directions, while a convergent light ray comes together (converges) at a single point known as the focus.

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Besides shape, a converging lens can show real and virtual images, while a diverging lens can only show virtual images

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What is the difference between converging lens and diverging lens?

converging lens show virtual and real images while diverging shows virtual images.

What happens to light after it passes through a converging lens and after it passes through a diverging lens?

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Which of the following is accurate in describing converging and diverging lenses?

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Is a magnifying glass a converging lens or a diverging lens?

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What is another name for a convex lens?

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If it is written as +2 Diopters it is positive, ie a converging lens. If it is written as -2 Diopters it is negative, ie a diverging lens. Diverging lenses are prescribed for myopia, or short-sightedness. Converging lenses are prescribed for hypermetropia or long-sightedness.

Is a contact lens a diverging or a converging lens?

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Which lens has the least effect on light rays?

Lens exists in two forms, diverging, or converging. They affect light rays equally, but in contrasting manners.