Composition of Reflections in math

Interactive demonstration

This page provides an introduction to compositions of reflections in math. A composition of reflects involves reflecting two or more shapes (or a point). Often these reflections are performed on the coordinate plane to make it easier to explain the locations of the image and preimage of the shape or point.


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Perform a composition of reflection by first reflecting the point across the x-axis and then reflecting this image over the line y = x + 1.

rx-axis• ry=x+1(Right to left notation)