Asymmetry

Definition of Asymmetry

An irregularity or imbalance in the spatial pattern or shape or arrangement of an object or figure is called Asymmetry. For example, when a figure is divided into two unequal halves, it is a case of asymmetry.

More about Asymmetry

    The opposite of asymmetry is called symmetry.

Examples of Asymmetry

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    The above figure is an example of asymmetry, as the sides on either side of a line are not the same.

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Solved Example on Asymmetry

Ques: Which of the figures are examples of asymmetry?

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    Choices:
    A. Figure 1 and Figure 3
    B. Figure 1 and Figure 2
    C. Figure 2 and Figure 3
    D. none of the above
    Correct Answer: A

Solution:

    Step 1: When a figure is divided into two unequal halves, it is a case of asymmetry.
    Step 2: Figure 1 and Figure 3 cannot be divided into two congruent halves.
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    Step 3: So, Figure 1 and Figure 3 are examples of asymmetry.