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science space and astronomy# How do you solve translations in geometry?

Last Updated: 26th April, 2020

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**translation**is the shifting of a figure from one place to another without rotating, reflecting or changing its size. This is done by moving the vertices of the figure the prescribed number of spaces on a coordinate plane and then drawing the new figure.

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Herein, what is an example of translation in math?

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. It is written egin{align*}(x,y) ightarrow (x+5,y+3)end{align*}.

Additionally, 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) .

One may also ask, what is the rule for translation?

In a **translation**, every point of the object must be moved in the same direction and for the same distance.

How are translations used in real life?

**Real life** examples of **translations** are: the movement of an aircraft as it moves across the sky. the lever action of a tap (faucet) sewing with a sewing machine.