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Example: Draw the reflected image of quadrilateral WXYZ in line p.
Example: Name the image of each figure under a reflection in line F trapezoid FHGA D
Example: Quadrilateral ABCD has vertices A(1, 1), B(3, 2), C(4, -1), and D(2, -3). Graph ABCD and its image under reflection in the x-axis.
Example: Triangle RST has vertices R( -1, 3), S(-5, -2), and T(2, 4). Graph RST and its image under reflection in the y-axis.
Example: Quadrilateral RUDV has vertices R(-2, 2), U(3, 1), D(4, -1), and V(-2, -2) and is reflected in the origin. Graph RUDV and its image. To reflect in the origin, reflect over both the x-axis AND y-axis.
Example: Triangle XYZ has vertices X(4, -2), Y(2, -3), and Z(3, -5). Graph XYZ and it image under reflection in the line y = x.
Example: Rectangle JKLM has vertices J(0, 2), K(0, -2), L(3, 2), and M(3, -2). Graph JKLM and its image under reflection in the line y = -x.
If a figure can be folded so that the two halves match exactly, the fold is called a line of symmetry. For some figures, a common point of symmetry, called a point of reflection, exists for all points on a figure
Example: Determine how many lines of symmetry the figure has and draw them. Then determine whether the figure has point symmetry. A point of symmetry is the midpoint of all line segments joining opposite points of the figure.