How Do You Use a Graph to Translate a Figure Diagonally?

How Do You Use a Graph to Translate a Figure Diagonally?

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Performing multiple translations on the graph of a figure is easier than you might think! In this tutorial, see how to use the graph of the original figure to perform each translation in order to get the graph of the new figure. Check it out!

Keywords:

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skill

translate

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slide

coordinate plane

move

transformation

diagonal

diagonally

up

down

left

right

use graph

Background Tutorials

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!