- Tate Hadges
A translation is a slide or shift movement that does not change the size or shape of the image being translated. A translation moves along a vector in a certain direction and all points are the same distance away from the center point as they were in the pre-image. I got my translation by moving each point to the left three and down three spots(-3,-3) because that is the slope of my vector and if I want to move it along the vector in that direction you must move it the same direction as the vector. My original image started in the 1st quadrant and eventually ended up in the in all 4 quadrants with the origin in the middle area of the shape.