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Video: Identifying the Coordinates of a Point Following a Translation

Kathryn Kingham

The point (3, 5) has been translated three right and three down. What are the coordinates of the image?

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Video Transcript

The point three, five has been translated three right and three down. What are the coordinates of the image?

First, we can go ahead and sketch a graph. We’ll put our point three, five on our graph. And then we can translate this point following the directions. It’s been translated three to the right. And it’s been translated three down. What are the new coordinates?

Remember that coordinates are written with the 𝑥-position first and then the 𝑦-position. If we extend our graph just a little bit, we see that the 𝑥-position, where our point is on the 𝑥-axis, is six. And the 𝑦-coordinate, how far point is on the 𝑦-axis, is two. The coordinates of the image that’s been translated is six, two.