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# Mirror Images: Introduction, Alphabet based, Alpha-Numeric based, Figure based and Clock based Mirror ImagesPosted on : 19-11-2017 Posted by : Admin

## INTRODUCTION TO MIRROR IMAGES

Though MIRROR IMAGE questions are easy to answer, many candidates find them difficult due to lack of clear understanding of the topic. Here we present to you the basic concept and tricks to easily solve these questions in the examinations within no time. Generally these questions are 2 markers in exams like SSC, Bank POs etc. So clear your concept and grab the marks.

Mirror images are the images of the objects as seen in the mirror. They may be also called as mirror reflections. When an original object is put in front of a mirror we get a mirror image.

In the mirror image the right side of the object appears on the left side and similarly left side of the object appears on the right side. So it can be said that the mirror image is said to be lateral inversion of the object.

The below is an easy example for better understanding

In the mirror image,

• The right side of the object becomes the left side
• The left side of the object becomes the right side
• The top and bottom sides of the object remain unchanged

It is very important to memorize the mirror images of alphabets and numbers for answering the mirror image questions correctly. The following figures show the mirror images of alphabets and numbers.

11 out of total 26 alphabets appear similar to the alphabet itself even in the mirror. The following figure shows these 11 of alphabets.

## ALPHABET BASED MIRROR IMAGES

In this type of questions, spellings are given either in capitals or in small alphabets. The candidate must find out the correct mirror image of the given spellings out of the four options.

Remember, in the mirror image,

• The right side of the object becomes the left side
• The left side of the object becomes the right side
• The top and bottom sides of the object remain unchanged

The following are the examples questions based on Alphabets

## ALPHANUMERIC BASED MIRROR IMAGES

In this type of questions alphabet and numbers are given together (Alphabets may be either in capitals or small). The candidate must find out the correct mirror image of the given question out of the four options.

Remember, in the mirror image,

• The right side of the object becomes the left side
• The left side of the object becomes the right side
• The top and bottom sides of the object remain unchanged

The following are the example questions based on Alpha-numerics

## FIGURE BASED MIRROR IMAGES

In this type of questions patterned figures are given and the candidate must find out the correct mirror image of the given figure out of the four options.

Remember, in the mirror image,

• The right side of the object becomes the left side
• The left side of the object becomes the right side
• The top and bottom sides of the object remain unchanged

The following are the example questions based on Figures

## CLOCK BASED MIRROR IMAGES

In this type of questions, Analog clock with a particular time is given. In analog clock the time is shown with the help of hour-hand and minute hand. If a clock is placed in front of a mirror, the actual time appears differently in the mirror. On the basis of the time indicated by the mirror image the candidate must find out the actual time in the clock or vice versa.

Remember, in the mirror image,

• The right side of the object becomes the left side
• The left side of the object becomes the right side
• The top and bottom sides of the object remain unchanged

During some points time the hour and minute hands of the clock remain same in the actual and mirror image.

Rules for clock based mirror questions

### I Rule: This is applicable when the given time is both in hours and minutes. To get the correct answer for any time given between 1:01 to 10:50, the trick is to substract the given time from 11:60. (Remember the sum of the given time and the mirror image time should be 12)

Example: Find out the Time in Mirror Image of a clock, if actual time is 10:12

= 11:60 – 10:12

=1:48

### II Rule: This is applicable when the time given time is both in hours and minutes. To get the correct answer for any time given between 11:01 to 12:59, the trick is to subtract the given time from 23:60. (Remember the sum of the given time and the mirror image time should be 24)

Example: If the time is 12:30 in the clock, how will it look when seen in the mirror?

= 23:60 – 12:30

=11:30

### III Rule: This is applicable when the time is given only in hours and no minutes. To get the correct answer for any time given in hours, the trick is to subtract the given time from 12. (Remember the sum of the given time and the mirror image time should be 12)

Example: If the time is 4:00 in the clock, how will it look when seen in the mirror?

= 12 – 4 = 8 hour

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