# How Many Lines Of Symmetry Does A Pentagon Have?

There are five if it is a true pentagon...the picture that I will upload is a good but not excellent representation of a pentagon...but it ref
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A regular pentagon has 5 lines of symmetry. Each line goes through the midpoint of a side and the opposite vertex.
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My students were debating on this question when I was teaching them about lines of symmetry.
The answer is 1 and 5.
The regular pentagon that has curved sides at the bottom, has 5 lines of symmetry.
But when you look at an irregular polygon which looks like a house, has 1 line of symmetry.
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Oddman commented
A "house"-shape will have 1 line of symmetry. However, a general irregular pentagon with no two sides or angles equal will have 0 lines of symmetry. The question can only be answered sensibly if the assumptions you make about the shape are listed.
I guess 5
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5. A line of symmetry can be traced from each vertex to the opposing side.
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Five
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