# Point Symmetry

### It looks the same Upside Down!

(... or from any two opposite directions*)

## Point Symmetry

Point Symmetry is when every part has a matching part:

- the
**same distance**from the central point - but in the
**opposite direction.**

*It is also the same as "Rotational Symmetry of Order 2"*

Note: Point Symmetry is sometimes called **Origin Symmetry, **because the "Origin" is the central point about which the shape is symmetrical.

## Examples

Playing Cards often have Point Symmetry, so that they look the same from the top or bottom. | Each of these letters has Point Symmetry, too! |

## *Same from Opposite Direction?

Yes, pick a direction, and anything with Point Symmetry will look the same from the opposite direction, too.

Example: When cut at 45° the two halves of this card are exactly the same.

In other words the view from 45°, and the opposite direction (which is 225°) are the same.