Answer this and get a job in Microsoft ..

India
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 responses
• Philippines
20 Nov 06
its a long explanation..why dont guys check this site.. http://www.perceptionweb.com/perc0801/editorial.pdf or http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Parity/Parity.html
@anup_cfa (899)
• India
20 Nov 06
mirror - its nothing its just due to reflection that reaches your eyes after been refracted from the mirrror.
its nothing its just due to reflection that reaches your eyes after been refracted from the mirrror.
@luskas (3430)
• Portugal
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
@fl0urish (5387)
• India
20 Nov 06
wow good question dear ...thats the reason why microsoft is so famous.....well i dont know the answer
@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
20 Nov 06
Single relection will make a left to right inversion.
@242238 (501)
• China
20 Nov 06
Because your image in the mirror is stand-up
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
14 Sep 06
The mirrors we use are convex mirrors which gives a non- inverted image and hence we do not see ourselves upside down.(I hope i will be hired soon...Joking)
@rainbow (6763)
11 Sep 06
The mirror "sees" and reflects what is directly in front of it so it appears to transfer left and right. If the mirror was concave (sloping in) you would appear upside down and if it was convex (sloping out) you would look a bit deformed like a fun house mirror.
@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
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.
@remaster74 (4067)
• Greece
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."
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
9 Sep 06
It appears reversed because it's a point-to-point reflection.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
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...
• India
7 Sep 06
since we are facing the mirror strightly,the angle of reflection is 90
@hammo1 (87)
7 Sep 06
Because a mirror is the equivelent of two pages of a book separating from each other. Did you ever put paint on a sheet of paper, fold it, and then open it up again. Mirror image on both sides of the fold. Same principal...
7 Sep 06
you do not see top on bottem bottem on top becaus the mirror shows the front view
• United States
6 Sep 06
Are you just asking this so once we tell you the best response, your gonna tell the interviewer what we said but say you thought of it. Then ull get the job
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
6 Sep 06
You know, I never thought of this before... I am going to ask around (you know, in the real world) to see what other people's thoughts are on this, and I'll post anything interesting.
@faith501 (21)
• United States
5 Sep 06
Because things are reversed thru a mirror but not upside down.
@Snooze (610)
• United States
5 Sep 06
It's all in the way your eyes are positioned...left and right, versus upper and lower. If your eyes were one on top and one below, the left/right would appear correctly, but the up/down would be the one reversed. It's a vertical/horizontal issue.
• India
5 Sep 06
i'l answer soon...very soon