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

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

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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!

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coordinate plane

move

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vertical

vertically

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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

Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.

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!