Answer this and get a job in Microsoft ..
September 5, 2006 10:04am CST
When you stand in front of a mirror .. your left appears right and ur right appears left .. why doesnt the top appear down and the down appear top .. this was a question by a microsoft interviewer to one of my close friends who eventually got placed in microsoft .. the correct answer will get BEST RESPONSE
20 Nov 06
Thats easy man... Because the relexion in the mirror is not real you its your reflexion. For instance if you talk with a friend you wont say that your left hand is the same in front... To judge that you must be iqual to his position and is backwards to him... For more consult http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/mirrors.html
9 Sep 06
I would say that's because the mirror is placed on a vertical plane and therefore reflects along the vertical axis. If you were to place it horizontally, your top would become your bottom as well. Just place a mirror at your waist and stare down at it.
9 Sep 06
You kidding, right? Tell your friend to ask the microsoft interviewer this: "If we have a glass full of water and in the glass of water, just in the middle of it excists an ice cube, tell us in how much time the ice cube is gonna melt. Take as a fact that both water and glass are in room temperature."
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8 Sep 06
My daughter showed me in her physics book that different types of mirrors (concave; convex) actually do reverse the images top-to-bottom. You actually see them up-side-down, but this is because they cause the light rays to cross. It doesn't really explain about flat mirrors. The book just says that flat mirrors produce an APPARENT lift-right reversal. This word is in italics in the book...