## A Real Example of a Translation

It is easier to understand translation with an example. The diagram below shows a translation of a shape. The shape before the translation (called the**object**) is in light blue. The shape after the translation (called the

**image**) is in dark blue:In a translation,

- a shape can move
**up** - a shape can move
**down** - a shape can move
**left** - a shape can move
**right**

**2 squares down**and

**2 squares right**Each point on the shape moves the

**same direction**and the

**same distance**. Choose any point on the object. It has been moved 2 squares down and 2 squares right in the image.

## What a Translation Isn't

A translation is a pure slide of a shape. A translated shape is not rotated or resized.## You might also like...

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