## How to Reflect a Shape

Reflecting a shape is easy.## Question

Reflect the shape in the line of reflection.## Step-by-Step:

Let us start by choosing a point on the shape and reflecting it. We will reflect point**A**.

## 1

Draw a line from point

**A**to the line of reflection, such that it meets the line of reflection at 90°.**Don't forget:**We can also say that the lines meet at a right angle or are*perpendicular*to each other.## 2

Measure the length of this line from the point to the line of reflection.

## 3

Measure out the length found in

**Step 2**in the same direction on the other side of the line of reflection.**A**has been reflected in the line of reflection to find

**A'**, the corresponding point on the reflected shape.Repeat for points

**B**and

**C**:

## Answer:

With all the vertices (corners) of the shape reflected, the reflected shape can be drawn:## What Is a Reflection?

A reflection flips a shape so that it becomes a mirror image of itself. A reflection is a type of transformation.## Visualizing a Reflection

To visualize a reflection, think of the reflection you would see in a mirror or in water. The orginal shape is called the object, the reflected shape is called the image:## Properties of Reflections

- Each point in the image (the reflection) is the same perpendicular distance from the line of reflection as the corresponding point in the object.
Point
**A'**is the reflection of point**A**. They are both 3 squares away from the line of reflection. Point**B'**is the reflection of point**B**. They are both 1 square away from the line of reflection. - The image is the same size as the object.

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