I have a pentagonal shape:
I have to find how many different figures can be made, if the star is regarded the same upon rotation and reflection such that each piece can be black or blue.
by each piece i mean the triangles and the central pentagon.
Before I can apply the counting theorem, I need to find the order of the symmetry group of the figure. My guess is that I could superimpose this onto a regular pentagon then apply the elements of the group of symmetries of the regular pentagon to this shape.
The only thing that is preventing me from doing this is that the isosceles triangles have different side lengths, so by rotating the figure by $2 \pi /5$, the space occupied by the figure has changed, hasn't it?
My question is, how should I approach this?
Would it be correct to say that this group has 10 symmetries, 5 reflections, 5 rotations and the identity?
I am assuming this is correct
I have deduced the order of each element in the symmetry group.
I have applied the counting theorem and found that the number of orbits is 16.
So the number of possible stars is 16. - Is this correct?