If we place a mirror on the line of symmetry we can see the complete image. So, we find that the mirror image or reflection of the image in the mirror and the given figure are exactly symmetrical.
This type of symmetry is called reflection symmetry.
The mirror line is the line of symmetry between the two figures. The mirror image of an object is the same but it appears in the opposite direction.
We note that the shapes in the above pictures are same but the other way round.
Questions and Answers on Reflection Symmetry:
1. Circle the mirror image of the figure on the left of the dotted line.
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2. Assume the dotted line to be the mirror. draw what would be seen in the mirror if the image in front is given.
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(ii)
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3. Complete the given images by drawing the symmetrical half on the other side.
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4. What will be the mirror image for the given?
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Note: Reflection symmetry is also known as mirror symmetry or line symmetry.
● Related Concepts
● Order of Rotational Symmetry
● Reflection of a Point in x-axis
● Reflection of a Point in y-axis
● Reflection of a point in origin
● Rotation
● 90 Degree Clockwise Rotation
● 90 Degree Anticlockwise Rotation
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