# How to Reflect a Shape

## Reflecting a Shape

A shape can be reflected.

When a shape is reflected, each point on the shape is reflected in a line of reflection.

## 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.

Point **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: