Mirror Symmetry

Definition of Mirror Symmetry

Mirror Symmetry occurs when two halves of object is the mirror images of each other.

More About Mirror Symmetry

    Mirror symmetry is also called as bilateral symmetry

Examples of Mirror Symmetry

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      Examples of   Mirror Symmetry
    The left half of the butterfly and its mirror image also depict the whole butterfly; therefore the butterfly has mirror symmetry.

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Solved Example on Mirror Symmetry

Ques: Choose the figures that show the mirror symmetry for the given figure.

    Examples of Mirror Symmetry
    Choices:
    A. Figure 1
    B. Both Figure 1 and Figure 2
    C. Figure 2
    D. None of the above
    Correct Answer: C

Solution:

    Step 1: A figure is symmetric about a mirror if one side of the figure is mirror image of its other side of the figure.
    Step 2: The mirror shown in Figure 2 divides the figure into two equal halves such that each half is the mirror image of the other.
    Step 3: So, Figure 2 shows the mirror symmetry for the given figure.
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