How Do You Use Coordinates to Translate a Figure Horizontally?

How Do You Use Coordinates to Translate a Figure Horizontally?

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Translating a figure on the coordinate plane is easier than you might think! This tutorial shows you how to translate coordinates from the original figure. Then, simply connect the points to create your new figure. This tutorial shows you how!

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Background Tutorials

Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes.

Ordered pairs are a fundamental part of graphing. Ordered pairs make up functions on a graph, and very often, you need to plot ordered pairs in order to see what the graph of a function looks like. This tutorial will introduce you to ordered pairs!

Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software; describe transformations as functions that take points in the plane as inputs and give other points as outputs. Compare transformations that preserve distance and angle to those that do not (e.g., translation versus horizontal stretch).

Just about everything in math has a name! Did you know that when you're dealing with transformations, the new figure you get is called an image? Check out this tutorial and learn about this math term!

Further Exploration

Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another.

Translating a figure on the coordinate plane is easier than you might think! In this tutorial, see how to use the graph of the original figure to perform the translation. Take a look!