# Translations review

Review the basics of translations, and then perform some translations.

### What is a translation?

A translation is a type of transformation that takes each point in a figure and slides it the same distance in the same direction.
This translation maps $\triangle{XYZ}$ onto the blue triangle.
The result is a new figure, called the image. The image is congruent to the original figure.

## Performing translations

A figure can be moved horizontally along the $x$ axis and vertically along the $y$ axis.
Eksempel:
Translate $\triangle{LMN}$ $-4$ units in the $x$ direction and $-2$ units in the $y$ direction.
A translation of $-4$ units in the $x$ direction results in a shift to the left by $4$ units, and a translation of $-2$ units in the $y$ direction results in a shift down by $2$ units.
This translation maps $\triangle{LMN}$ onto the triangle below.

## Practice

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.