rotation


Definition of Rotation

  • A Rotation is a transformation that turns a figure about a fixed point.

More about Rotation

  • Rotation is also called as turn.
  • The fixed point around which a figure is rotated is called as centre of rotation.

Example of Rotation

  • Figure B is a rotation of 180° of Figure A.

Solved Example on Rotation

Identify the figures that represent a rotation.

Choices:
A. Figure 1 and Figure 2
B. Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3
C. Figure 3 and Figure 2
D. Figure 1 and Figure 3
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1: A Rotation is a transformation that turns a figure about a fixed point called the center of rotation.
Step 2: Here, in Figure 1 and Figure 2, the figures are turned about a fixed point called the center of rotation.
Step 3: So, Figure 1 and Figure 2 represent rotation.

Related Terms for Rotation

  • Centre of Rotation
  • Point
  • Transformation
  • Turn