Short Tricks to Solve Mirror and Water Images Questions in Reasoning

By Parnab Mallick|Updated : January 17th, 2021

Short Tricks to Solve Mirror and Water Images Questions in Reasoning: Reasoning is an important section in SSC and IB Exams. In this article, we have explained the mirror image and water image with the help of examples. This topic comes under non-verbal reasoning and it is a very scoring topic. Go through the article and let us know if it was helpful for you. 

Reasoning is an important section in SSC and IB Exams. In this article, we have explained the mirror image and water image with the help of examples. This topic comes under non-verbal reasoning and it is a very scoring topic. Go through the article and let us know if it was helpful for you. 

Important Mirror Image & Water Image Questions for SSC Exams

Mirror Image

Case 1: When the mirror is placed at top of the image.

If the mirror is placed horizontally at MN, then the top and bottom part of the image will be changed, while the left and right side of the image remains the same.

The reflection of the image looks like,

Case 2: When the mirror is placed on the right-hand side of the image.

  If the mirror is placed horizontally at MN, then the top and bottom part of the image remains the same, while the left and right side of the image will be interchanged in the mirror image.

 The reflection of the image looks like,

               

Case 3: When the mirror is placed on the left-hand side of the image.

If the mirror is placed horizontally at MN, then the top and bottom part of the image remains the same, while the left and right side of the image will be interchanged in the mirror image.

The reflection of the image looks like,

           

Clock-based mirror image question:

If a clock seen through a mirror shows quarter past three. What is the correct time shown by the clock?

 Quarter past three means the time showing in the mirror image of the clock is 3:15 and it looks like,

            

                   Fig X

It is clear from Fig. (X) that, if seen through a mirror the time indicated by the clock is 3:15. When the mirror is placed vertically at AB, the mirror image i.e., Fig (Y) shows the actual time in the clock i.e., (8: 45). 

 

 

Letter-based mirror image question:

If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

After observation the given question figure, Since, MN is the mirror line, then after reflection right portion of the question figure should be shown in the left side in the reflected image, similarly, left portion of the question figure should be shown in the right side in the reflected image.

The mirror image of the figure looks like,

  

Water image questions:

Water Images in non-verbal reasoning is same as Mirror Images method. basically, Water image is just a reflection where top and bottom part of the images changed where left and right side of the image remain same. In Mirror image left side and right side changed vice-versa where top and bottom remain same. See below example to understand in brief.

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What will be the water image of the given question figure?

 

 The water image is the inverted image obtained by turning the object upside down. The top and bottom part of the image will be changed, while left and right-hand side of the image remains the same.
The reflection of the image looks like,

 

 

Water image of numbers:

 Water image of small letter alphabets

Water Image of Capital Letter Alphabets

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