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## What happens when you transform a figure?

**Translation** happens when we move the image without changing anything in it. Hence the shape, size, and orientation remain the same. For example: The given shape in blue is shifted 5 units down as shown by the red arrow, and the transformed image formed is shown in maroon.

## What do shape transformations do?

A transformation is a **way of changing the size or position of a shape**. Every point in the image is the same distance from the mirror line as the original shape.

## How does a transformation affect a function?

A function can be compressed or stretched vertically by **multiplying** the output by a constant. A function can be compressed or stretched horizontally by multiplying the input by a constant. The order in which different transformations are applied does affect the final function.

## What happens to a figure in a translation?

A translation is when **a geometric figure slides up, down, left or right on the coordinate plane**. The figure moves its location, but doesn’t change its orientation. It also doesn’t change its size or shape. When you perform translations, you slide a figure left or right, up or down.

## What is the result of a transformation?

A transformation can be a **translation, reflection, or rotation**. A transformation is a change in the position, size, or shape of a geometric figure. The given figure is called the preimage (original) and the resulting figure is called the new image.

## Why are transformations important in math?

Now, the way transformations are taught **gives students the ability to manipulate figures in the plane freely**, which sets the foundation for other areas of study, such as the verification of perpendicular segments, the derivation of the equation of a circle, and perhaps most notably, congruence and similarity.

## How do transformations work?

A transformation takes a **basic function and changes it slightly with predetermined methods**. This change will cause the graph of the function to move, shift, or stretch, depending on the type of transformation. The four main types of transformations are translations, reflections, rotations, and scaling.

## How do you describe shape transformations?

A translation moves a shape up, down or from side to side but it does not change its appearance in any other way. A transformation is **a way of changing the size or position of a shape**. … Every point in the shape is translated the same distance in the same direction.

## What do you understand by transformation?

A transformation is **a dramatic change in form or appearance**. An important event like getting your driver’s license, going to college, or getting married can cause a transformation in your life.

## How do transformations affect graphs?

When a function has a transformation applied it can be either vertical (affects the y-values) or horizontal (affects the x-values). … Vertical Transformations – a and k Horizontal Transformations – b and h • Translations cause a graph to shift left, right, up, or down so many units.