How come mirrors only affect left and right and not up and down?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    because you're looking at a mirror image. The right appears on the left and left on the right. There isn't a "reversal" of the image. You're seeing the image as if you were looking at yourself. You're not upside-down are you?

  • 1 decade ago

    Cool question! I thought I found a good answer to this question when I started reading this website: http://www.weburbia.com/physics/mirrors.html It is an interesting read, but still seems to leave the answer up in the air.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why not IN and OUT? Good question, you got me thinking, why, only one way reversal, strange

  • 1 decade ago

    Because your eyes are aligned horizontaly and not vertically.

    Doug

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