# Lesson 15

Symmetry

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### Problem 1

For each figure, identify any lines of symmetry the figure has.

### Problem 2

In quadrilateral $$BADC$$, $$AB=AD$$ and $$BC=DC$$. The line $$AC$$ is a line of symmetry for this quadrilateral.

1. Based on the line of symmetry, explain why the diagonals $$AC$$ and $$BD$$ are perpendicular.
2. Based on the line of symmetry, explain why angles $$ABC$$ and $$ADC$$ have the same measure.

### Problem 3

Three line segments form the letter Z. Rotate the letter Z counterclockwise around the midpoint of segment $$BC$$ by 180 degrees. Describe the result.

(From Geometry, Unit 1, Lesson 14.)

### Problem 4

There is a square, $$ABCS$$, inscribed in a circle with center $$D$$. What is the smallest angle we can rotate around $$D$$ so that the image of $$A$$ is $$B$$?

A:

$45^\circ$

B:

$60^\circ$

C:

$90^\circ$

D:

$180^\circ$

(From Geometry, Unit 1, Lesson 14.)

### Problem 5

Points $$A$$, $$B$$, $$C$$, and $$D$$ are vertices of a square.  Point $$E$$ is inside the square. Explain how to tell whether point $$E$$ is closer to $$A$$, $$B$$, $$C$$, or $$D$$.

(From Geometry, Unit 1, Lesson 9.)

### Problem 6

Lines $$\ell$$ and $$m$$ are perpendicular.

Sometimes reflecting a point over $$m$$ has the same effect as rotating the point 180 degrees using center $$P$$. Select all labeled points which have the same image for both transformations.

A:

A

B:

B

C:

C

D:

D

E:

E

(From Geometry, Unit 1, Lesson 11.)

### Problem 7

Here is triangle $$POG$$. Match the description of the rotation with the image of $$POG$$ under that rotation.