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light reflects off a mirror. light reflects off the white surface of a ceiling or wall. why can you see images in amirror but not a celing or wall?

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  2. The mirror is glass, anything reflects off glass and shows an image, you cant get an image on wood or anything, which a wall is made out of.

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  3. There's a big difference between a "mirror" and a "wall".

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