Q: What shape has order of rotational symmetry 2?

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It has rotational symmetry to the order of 2

parallelogram

The rectangle's rotational symmetry is of order 2. A square's rotational symmetry is of order 4; the triangle has a symmetry of order 3. Rotational symmetry is the number of times a figure can be rotated and still look the same as the original figure.

Order 2.

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no shape does! * * * * * Not true. A parallelogram has rotational symmetry of order 2, but no lines of symmetry.

A rectangle

A line has rotational symmetry of order 2.

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It has rotational symmetry to the order of 2

When a shape is rotated about its centre, if it comes to rest in a position and looks exactly like the original, then it has rotational symmetry. A shape like an equilateral triangle would therefore have an order of rotational symmetry of 3. The general rule for a regular polygon (shapes such as pentagons, heptagons, octagons etc. is, that the number of sides is the same as the number of lines of symmetry, which is also the same as the rotational symmetry order). This means that a regular hexagon has 6 sides, 6 lines of symmetry and an order of rotational symmetry of 6. Following from this, then a square, which is a regular polygon, has 4 sides, 4 lines of symmetry and an order of rotational symmetry of 4. If a shape has rotational symmetry, it must have either line symmetry or point symmetry or both. For example, a five pointed star has 5 lines of symmetry and rotational symmetry of order 5, but does not have point symmetry. A parallelogram has no line of symmetry, but has rotational symmetry of order 2 and also point symmetry. Only a shape which has line symmetry or point symmetry can have rotational symmetry. When there is point symmetry and also rotational symmetry, the order of the latter is even. For example, the letter 'S' has rotational symmetry of order 2, the regular hexagon of order 6. On this basis, we would suggest that the letter 'F' does not have a rotational symmetry order as it does not have either line symmetry or point symmetry. It doesn't have a centre around which you could rotate it. Sounds weird, but given the definitions, we think this is the case.

It depends on the type of triangle. A scalene triangle (no equal sides) has no rotational symmetry. An isosceles triangle (2 equal sides) has rotational symmetry order 2. An equilateral triangle (3 equal sides) has rotational symmetry order 3. The order of rotational symmetry is how many time a shape will fit over itself during one complete rotation.

A parallelogram has rotational symmetry of order 2.

It has rotational symmetry of order 2.

parallelogram * * * * * A parallelogram does have rotational symmetry (order 2).

Rotational symmetry counts how many times a shape will fit onto itself when it is rotated 360°. When an oval (I assume you mean an ellipse) is rotated it will fit onto itself after 180°, thus it has rotational symmetry (of order 2).

A matchbox is rectangular in shape. A rectangle has 2 lines of rotational symmetery. So, a matchbox has 2 lines of rotational symmetry.