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|What is Lateral Inversion?|
|Types of Mirror Images|
|Tips and Tricks to Solve Mirror Images Questions|
Mirror Image Questions are mostly asked in the Logical Reasoning section of competitive examinations. So candidates need to prepare well by practicing some Mirror Images Questions given below.
When we see ourselves in a mirror or see anything in a mirror, the way we see ourselves in a mirror or the object in a mirror is called its mirror reflection or mirror image. The concept of the mirror image is based on lateral inversion. So let’s first understand what is lateral inversion.
Lateral inversion simply means the interchange of the right side with the left side and the left side with the right side in the mirror image of the object when compared with the object. In its literal sense lateral just means “sideways” and “inversion” means “reversal of position”, so lateral inversion means a reversal of sideways.
If the mirror has been placed horizontally (meaning on top of the object) then the top and bottom part in the image will be changed, while the left and right side of the image remains the same.
In this case, the mirror will be placed vertically. The top and bottom parts of the placed object will remain the same, however, the left and right sides of the image will be interchanged in the mirror image.
In this case, the mirror will be placed vertically. The top and bottom part of the object remains the same, while the left and right side of the object will be interchanged in the mirror image.
Example 1: If a clock shows the time 9:15 then what will be the time shown by the mirror image?
Ans: Drawing the clock and then seeing the mirror image of each and everything will make the task cumbersome and tough, which would be time taking in the exam. So such a question can be solved by the following trick: 11 : 60 – 9 : 15 = 1 : 45
Example 2: If a clock shows the time 11:15 then what will be the time shown by the mirror image?
Ans: 23 : 60 – 11 : 50 = 12 : 10.
Example 3: Find the mirror image of a clock showing the time as 6 : 30?
(a) 4 : 30
(b) 5 : 30
(c) 12 : 30
(d) 10 : 30
Solution: As the question falls into the first case so given time will be subtracted from the 11 : 60.
11 : 60 – 6 : 30 = 5 : 30.
Example 4: If the mirror is placed vertically, then identify the correct mirror image of O B S T I N A T E?
Solution: Step 1: Check the first and last letters. Here O is at rightmost and E is at leftmost. According to the lateral inversion rule they will be interchanged in the mirror image.
Step 2: Eliminate the rest which does not follow the rule. This will save your time.
Example 5: Choose the correct mirror image which closely resembles the mirror image of the given image.
Solution: If the mirror has been put beside the given image, then the shaded part will become LHS in the mirror image because it is RHS in the original image.
|1. What are mirror images?|
|2. How are mirror images useful?|
|3. How can mirror images be created?|
|4. What is the significance of mirror images in psychology?|
|5. Are mirror images the same as inverted images?|