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What is the difference between symmetrical balance and asymmetrical balance?

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kellerkay | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM via web

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What is the difference between symmetrical balance and asymmetrical balance?

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lilylee | Student, College Freshman | Salutatorian

Posted June 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM (Answer #1)

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Symmetrical balance is when everything is perfectly and evenly balanced out.
Asymmetrical balance refers to a design that has dissimilar elements but still appears balanced, dividing a picture in half won't have the exact same elements however the elements they do have are varied and seem to balance one another out.

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psyproffie | College Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted June 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM (Answer #2)

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When you are looking balance, such as in a statistical graph, and you are looking at symetrical balance you are looking at a graph that has a even number of people before and after the mean. This is what a standard normative deviation will look like with standardized deviations.

When you have a asymmetrical balanced graph the graph will have an uneven number of data points either before or after the mean. This will mean that the data is grouped in either a positive or negative deviation from the mean which is the middle of the data set.

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