What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

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Which of the following shows a translation of the figure (the maroon figure is the pre-image and the blue figure is the image)?

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1. What is the mathematical notation for the translation shown below? (The red box is the original image, the blue box the final)

2. Which translation corresponds to (x, y) → (x + 7, y - 6) [the maroon figure is the pre-image and the blue figure is the image]?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In addition to several example problems regarding translation, this quiz and worksheet will provide you with questions about translation's mathematical definition and the name of its components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More exactly, you will be assessed on your comprehension of:

  • Images that demonstrate translation
  • The mathematical notation for a translation
  • Translation's definition in math
  • The names of the initial and translated objects

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about geometry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the graphing of shapes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about translation in math

Additional Learning

Enlighten yourself further on object translation with the corresponding lesson, What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms. This lesson will help you garner more knowledge of:

  • How translations are performed
  • Examples of translations
  • Graphing translations
  • Mathematical notation for translation
  • Characteristics of translations
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