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In geometry, a line of symmetry is a line that divides a shape into two halves that match exactly, as if reflected in a mirror. Line symmetry is sometimes called reflective symmetry because each point on one side of the ... More »

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One shape that has at least one line of symmetry is a rectangle. A rectangle has two lines of symmetry. Line symmetry,is also known as reflection symmetry. More »

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The number of lines of symmetry a triangle has depends on the type of triangle. An equilateral triangle has three lines of symmetry, while an isosceles has one line of symmetry, and a scalene triangle has none. More »

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