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# What does a line of symmetry look like?

Updated: 12/16/2022

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A line of symmetry will be a straight line usually down the middle of a figure. The line can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal, as long as both sides of the line are mirrors of one another. Example: Ã˜ In this circle, you can see the diagonal line through the circle, and both sides mirror one another, so the line in the circle is a line of symmetry.

A line of symmetry is a line which can be drawn through something in a way that both sides are the same (and the object would look the same if reflected in a mirror)

I'll draw a line of symmetry below as an example:

.....|

..../|\

.../.|.\

../..|..\

./...|...\

/....|....\

.....|

If you were to replace that line with a mirror, it would reflect one side and thus look like the triangle.

Below is another example to help demonstrate what i mean by it being reflected, and both sides looking the same:

.....|___

..../|...../

.../.|..../

../..|.../

./...|../

/....|./

.....|

This example is NOT a line of symmetry. If this were reflected in a mirror, it would look like a triangle, versus the shape it is.

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