A writer uses a converging lens of focal length f = 12 cm as a magnifying glass to read fine print on his book contract. Initially, the writer holds the lens above the fine print so that its image is at infinity. To get a better look, he then moves the lens so that the image is at his 25-cm near point. How far, and in what direction (toward or away from the fine print) did the writer move the lens? Assume his eye is adjusted to remain always very near the magnifying glass.
Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.
move 3.9 cm closer to text