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# What are the alphabet's lines of symmetry?

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Line symmetry of the alphabet occurs when a portion of a letter mirrors another portion. When the image is folded, the portions line up exactly. The line of the fold is considered the line of symmetry and can be horizontal or vertical.

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Lines of symmetry in the alphabet depend on the font used and whether the letters are capitalized or lowercase. Capital letters in a standard font allow for symmetry in the following individual letters: A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, M, O, T, U, V, W, X and Y. Some letters have rotational symmetry, meaning that the image looks the same when rotated. These include: H, I, N, O, S and Z.

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## How many lines of symmetry are in a square?

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Full Answer >**A square has four lines of symmetry.**One line crosses through each diagonal. The other two lines cross horizontally and vertically through the middle of the square.Filed Under: -
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## How many lines of symmetry does a star have?

A:The number of symmetry lines for a star depends on the particular types of star. A five-pointed star has five lines of symmetry. However, a six-pointed star has six lines of symmetry.

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## Why is symmetry important?

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Full Answer >**Symmetry is important because it is the main feature of nature that restricts the permissible dynamic laws.**The concept of balance is very important to understanding how symmetry works.Filed Under: -
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## Why are parallel lines important?

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