# How can a regular hexagon be folded to show that it has reflectional symmetry?

When one half of an object is exactly the same as the other half of the object, it has reflection symmetry.

## Answer: If we fold the regular hexagon along the line joining any vertex to the midpoint of the other side or any two midpoints of the adjacent side or a line that bisects two vertex angles, then the regular hexagon has the reflectional symmetry.

We will explain how to fold a regular hexagon to show that it has reflectional symmetry.

**Explanation:**

There is more than 1 way to fold a regular hexagon such that it has reflectional symmetry.

- If we fold the regular hexagon along the line joining any vertex to the midpoint of the other side, then both the halves of the shape would have reflection symmetry.
- If we fold the regular hexagon along the line joining any two midpoints of the adjacent side, then both the halves of the shape would have reflection symmetry.
- If we fold the regular hexagon along the line that bisects two vertex angles, then both the halves of the shape would have reflection symmetry.

### So, if you fold the regular hexagon in any of the above ways, then the regular hexagon has reflectional symmetry.

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