# Rotational Symmetry

Last updated at Sept. 22, 2021 by Teachoo

Last updated at Sept. 22, 2021 by Teachoo

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Rotational symmetrySuppose we have a fan let’s rotate it around the center (marked as red cross) And suppose it rotate 120° The figure looks the same as previous Now, suppose it rotates again 120° The figure looks the same as previous The figure is same as previous Now, suppose it rotates again 120° Thus, 120° + 120° = 240° 240° + 120° = 360° Thus, in 1 full turn (i.e 360°) The figure is same as that of initial 3 times So, we say that figure has rotational symmetry of order 3 And the point where it rotate is called Point of rotation. We donate it with a cross X Fan with 4 bladesFor a fan with 4 blades Suppose it rotates 90° about center The figure looks the same as previous Now, suppose it rotates again 90° The figure is same as previous Now, suppose it rotates again 90° The figure is same as previous Suppose it rotates again 90° The figure is same as previous Thus, Initial figure Thus, in 1 full turn (i.e 360°) The figure is same as that of initial 4 turns So, we say that figure has rotational symmetry of order 4

Rotational Symmetry

Rotational Symmetry
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Rotational Symmetry - Wheel

Rotational Symmetry - Star Important

Rotational Symmetry - Equilateral triangle

Rotational Symmetry – Line with Semicircles Important

Rotational Symmetry – Plus Sign

Rotational Symmetry – Square

Rotational Symmetry – Rectangle

Rotational Symmetry – Regular Pentagon Important

Ex 14.1, 1 Important

Ex 14.1, 2 (a)

Ex 14.1, 2 (b) Important

Ex 14.1, 2 (c) Important

Ex 14.1, 2 (d)

Ex 14.1, 2 (e) Important

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Davneet Singh

Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 10 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.