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# Symmetric Trace

Firstly an obvious chunk would be the trace for one revolution of the wheel because that's clearly going to repeat (the period).

You might notice that the first half and the second half of the period match each other in a particular way - how would you describe that kind of mathematical matching and, most importantly, can you account for it?

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This is a Three Star Challenge so you won't be expecting a quick fix.

But as a hint : split the trace into chunks that mean something.Firstly an obvious chunk would be the trace for one revolution of the wheel because that's clearly going to repeat (the period).

You might notice that the first half and the second half of the period match each other in a particular way - how would you describe that kind of mathematical matching and, most importantly, can you account for it?

All three traces have this property but the "same when upside-down" quality isn't there for all of them.

What makes that "same when upside-down" work?