### How many lines of symmetry does a rectangle have?

a rectangle has 2 lines of symmetry: one runs from the center of one of the shorter sides to the center of the other short side. The second runs from the center of one of the longer sides to the center of the other longer side. Diagonals are not lines of symmetry. Many textbooks use what is called the folding test to find lines of symmetry of plane shapes. This tests says that when the…

### Does a hexagon have rotational symmetry?

Yes. Any even sided figure will have a rotational symmetry. Yes. If it is a regular shape such as a square, hexagon or octagon (equilateral and equiangular) then the rotational symmetry is the same as the number of sides. Rotational symmetry is basically if the shape is rotated, is it exactly the same as it was before. A hexagon can be rotated 6 times and still be the same without actually being in the the…

### What is the difference between line symmetry and rotational symmetry?

Line or reflective symmetry is really a special case of rotational symmetry but from a different viewpoint. In line symmetry imagine a line going north to south on the page. If you rotate an image out of the page around that line through 180 degrees you get a reflection. For rotational symmetry imagine that same line being perpendicular to the page so that you see it as a dot. The image is then rotated around…

### How many axes of rotational symmetry does a rectangular pyramid have?

It depends upon the pyramid: if it is a right rectangular pyramid it will have one axis of rotational symmetry which runs from the apex to the centre of the base and a rotational symmetry of 2. If it is not a right rectangular pyramid then there is no axis of rotation which will permit the pyramid to fit on itself before a complete rotation of 360°