A translation is a transformation that moves every point in a figure the same distance in the same direction. For example, this transformation moves the parallelogram to the right 5 units and up 3 units.

Summary

- 1 How do you translate a shape?
- 2 How do you find the translation in math?
- 3 How do you enlarge a shape?
- 4 What is a translation rule?
- 5 What is the formula for translation?
- 6 How do you translate a shape by a vector?
- 7 How do you translate a point?
- 8 What does a dilation look like?
- 9 What does translate mean?
- 10 What is a vector in math?
- 11 How can you tell a translation?
- 12 How do you write a translation equation?

## How do you translate a shape?

In geometry translation means moving a shape into a different position, without changing it in any way. In Year 5 children are introduced to shape translation by giving them shapes on squared paper; they then need to be moved a certain number of squares up, down, left or right.

## How do you find the translation in math?

To find a translation image of a shape, you can use the following rule or formula. Suppose you want to translate or slide point P a units horizontally and b units vertically. Then, change the x-values and y-values of the coordinates of P. The points of the triangle of are A(-3, 1), B(-4, 3), and C(-2, 4).

## How do you enlarge a shape?

A transformation is a way of changing the size or position of a shape. To enlarge a shape, a centre of enlargement is required. When a shape is enlarged from a centre of enlargement, the distances from the centre to each point are multiplied by the scale factor.

## What is a translation rule?

A translation is a type of transformation that moves each point in a figure the same distance in the same direction. … The second notation is a mapping rule of the form (x,y) → (x−7,y+5). This notation tells you that the x and y coordinates are translated to x−7 and y+5. The mapping rule notation is the most common.

## What is the formula for translation?

In the coordinate plane we can draw the translation if we know the direction and how far the figure should be moved. To translate the point P(x,y) , a units right and b units up, use P'(x+a,y+b) .

## How do you translate a shape by a vector?

Usually, the directions of the translation are given in terms of a vector. The vector contains 2 numbers which are written vertically (instead of horizontally like a coordinate). The top number of the vector tells you if you are moving the shape left or right. If the number is negative you move the shape left.

## How do you translate a point?

If asked to translate a point (x+1,y+1), you move it to the right one unit because + on the x-axis goes to the right, and move it up one unit, because + on the y-axis goes up.

## What does a dilation look like?

A dilation is a transformation that produces an image that is the same shape as the original, but is a different size. … A description of a dilation includes the scale factor (or ratio) and the center of the dilation. • The center of dilation is a fixed point in the plane.

## What does translate mean?

1a : to turn into one’s own or another language. b : to transfer or turn from one set of symbols into another : transcribe. c(1) : to express in different terms and especially different words : paraphrase. (2) : to express in more comprehensible terms : explain, interpret.

## What is a vector in math?

A vector is an object that has both a magnitude and a direction. Geometrically, we can picture a vector as a directed line segment, whose length is the magnitude of the vector and with an arrow indicating the direction. The direction of the vector is from its tail to its head.

## How can you tell a translation?

Translation: The shape or object will move left, right, up, or down. Also, you could have a combination like up and right. Rotation: The shape or object will turn. This is usually turning some degree clockwise or counterclockwise.

## How do you write a translation equation?

Key Points

- A translation is a function that moves every point a constant distance in a specified direction.
- A vertical translation is generally given by the equation y=f(x)+b y = f ( x ) + b . …
- A horizontal translation is generally given by the equation y=f(x−a) y = f ( x − a ) .