# Homework Help: Lateral inversion

1. Oct 19, 2009

### monty37

we keep a clock in front of the mirror,if lateral inversion occurs,what will happen?

2. Oct 19, 2009

### cepheid

Staff Emeritus
You mean other than the fact that you'll see a mirror image of the clock face?

3. Oct 20, 2009

### monty37

when you keep letters in front of mirrors,lateral inversion occurs,
so this should happen for clocks as well.

4. Oct 24, 2009

### monty37

here, i ask again, lateral inversion in clock kept in front of mirror?

5. Oct 24, 2009

### cepheid

Staff Emeritus
Sorry, but I don't think anybody understands your question. If you're wondering whether you'll see a mirror image of a clock when you hold it in front of a mirror, the answer is yes, as I've already told you. The image of *anything* in a mirror is going to be mirrored (not surprisingly). If you are unsure, why don't you just perform an experiment to determine the answer to your question? Hold a clock up in front of a mirror and look at the image of the clock face.

6. Oct 27, 2009

### monty37

ill be clear now..when i kept the clock in front of the mirror,5:15 appeared as 6:15 on the
left ,i am not totally convinced about the concept of lateral inversion,please explain it .