axis of symmetry


Definition of Axis of Symmetry

  • Axis of Symmetry is a line that divides the figure into two symmetrical parts in such a way that the figure on one side is the mirror image of the figure on the other side.

More about Axis of Symmetry

  • Axis of symmetry is also called as line of symmetry.

Example of Axis of Symmetry

 

  • A vertical line divides the above figure into two congruent parts, which are the mirror images of each other. That line is called as the axis of symmetry.

Solved Example on Axis of Symmetry

How many axes of symmetry can be drawn for the given figure?

Choices:
A. 6
B. 8
C. 4
D. 2
Correct Answer: C
Solution:
Step 1: Axis of Symmetry is a line that divides the figure into two symmetrical parts in such a way that the figure on one side is the mirror image of the figure on the other side.
Step 2: There can be drawn four such lines that would divide the figure into two symmetrical parts, as shown.

Step 3: So, 4 axes of symmetry can be drawn for the figure shown.

Related Terms for Axis of Symmetry

  • Axis
  • Coordinate Plane
  • Line of Symmetry
  • Mirror Symmetry
  • Symmetry