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Posted: 11/12/2001 8:51:09 PM EDT
When looking in a mirror, if your face is 2 feet from the glass, are you looking at your reflection as it appears at 2 feet or 4 feet?
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 8:54:34 PM EDT
You're looking at it from the distance from mirror, so 2 feet. I guess.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 8:55:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 8:56:01 PM EDT
I would say 4.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 9:00:31 PM EDT
I agree two feet. Think about it, you're two feet away, so your reflection "reflects" you at two feet, which your mind could possibly perceive as being double.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 9:00:50 PM EDT
The lineal distance light would travel for you to view your reflection would be four feet. Retina to mirror to retina, but your still just two feet away. So I say.... 2 feet. Sherm
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 9:04:52 PM EDT
You would see yourself standing four feet away.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 9:10:27 PM EDT
I have this discussion with myself every once in a while and I come up with the same answer.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 9:54:39 PM EDT
So now the real question is, when I am standing two feet from the mirror, conversing with myself, am I hearing myself as I sound from two feet, or four?
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 9:59:11 PM EDT
4 feet. Here's an experiment. Crap I forgot what I was going to say.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 10:07:05 PM EDT
I need better drugs...[:D]
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 10:07:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mattimeo: So now the real question is, when I am standing two feet from the mirror, conversing with myself, am I hearing myself as I sound from two feet, or four?
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Doesn't matter.It depends on: 1. How far it is between your ears and your mouth 2. How good your hearing is. So the answer is how far ot is between your ears and your mouth.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 10:11:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By alexanderredhook: Doesn't matter.It depends on: 1. How far it is between your ears and your mouth 2. How good your hearing is. So the answer is how far ot is between your ears and your mouth.
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Which ears and which mouth? And which one of us is really talking? Hw do I know i'm not really the one trapped in the mirror?
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 12:05:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2001 11:59:01 PM EDT by Stealth]
I got trapped in a mirror once. But it turned out ok when I remembered to close my eyes and turn around. Scariest 10 hours of my life. I've still got one solid brain cell left. I keep trying to kill it with booze, but It's a tough lil' bastard. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 12:10:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 1:48:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stealth: I got trapped in a mirror once. But it turned out ok when I remembered to close my eyes and turn around. Scariest 10 hours of my life.
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LMAO Will save that one for future use [:D]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 9:57:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR308and223:
Originally Posted By Stealth: I got trapped in a mirror once. But it turned out ok when I remembered to close my eyes and turn around. Scariest 10 hours of my life.
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LMAO Will save that one for future use [:D]
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No doubt. I loved it. Since noone else mentioned it, Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Sounds kinda familiar, don't it?
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 10:47:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2001 10:41:57 AM EDT by JonnieGTyler]
Several years ago a friend and I were drinking 9 cent draws at a bar in a different town. After about an hour I get up and leave for the head. I turn down the hallway and see someone walking towards me. I move to the right....and he moves to the LEFT!! OH GOD!!! I'm gonna' get mugged in a strange bar in a strange town! Then I look closer...that dude is ME. The entire wall was a mirror. So I get to the door beside the mirrored wall, the handle is on the right next to the wall. OH SHIT!!! Which handle do I grab??? There are two of them about a foot apart...or is it two feet [;)]? Well, duh, grab the handle nearest you. I did my business and went back to those 9 cent draws [beer]. edited to add: I HAVE been trapped in a mirror, and it is SCARY!!! [:D]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 10:53:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 2:59:09 PM EDT
UUUmmmm.....2!....no wait, 4! I mean 2! 4! Thats my final answer.....no, wait..... The optical path length is 4 feet, thats how reflecting telescopes work...by folding the image inside of a tube using mirrors....what you see is an image of yourself 2 feet away, because the mirror is flat. If it were curved or if there were lenses involved, then we'd really be confused! no wait....now I'm confused....[%|]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 3:12:27 PM EDT
O.K, suppose there's a mirror behind you, to get a double reflection, kink of like looking down a hallway. Howdo you measure each sucessive reflection????? fullclip
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 3:33:10 PM EDT
[:\] This is giving me a headache! So I go to get some aspirin out of the medicine cabinet....OH NO!...it has a mirror on it. I can't get away from this freaking riddle! Are the aspirins 2 feet away or 4 feet away? [shock] AAACCCCKKKKK!!!! I open the cabinet and get the aspirins...RIDDLE SOLVED. [thinking] [i]Since my arms are not 4 feet long, and I was able to reach the aspirins, the answer must be 2 feet.[/i] Ahhhhhh.......I feel much better now. [whacko]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 5:34:04 PM EDT
The answer to the mirror question is 4 feet. To prove this just use a camera and first focus on the mirror frame and check the distance and then focus on the image in the mirror and check and you will see that the distance to the image is twice the distance to the frame. Wedding Photographers commonly photograph a person’s image in a mirror, and I have done this many times, so I know this a fact.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 5:35:29 PM EDT
If everyone posting on this thread were in the same place, there would be a 7-11 out of chips.
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