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Line or reflective symmetry is really a special case of rotational symmetry but from a different viewpoint.

In line symmetry imagine a line going north to south on the page. If you rotate an image out of the page around that line through 180 degrees you get a reflection.

For rotational symmetry imagine that same line being perpendicular to the page so that you see it as a dot. The image is then rotated around that dot.

Q: What is the difference between line symmetry and rotational symmetry?

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