How to translate a shape on a graph or chart

Translating a shape is just moving the shape to another place on the graph.

Translate a shape in the positive x-direction: move the shape to right
Translate a shape in the negative x-direction: move the shape to the left
Translate a shape in the positive y-direction: move the shape up
Translate a shape in the negative y-direction: move the shape down

A useful tip is to think of the shape as a set of points which are joined together, with the points as the vertices (corners) of the shape. Translate each point one-by-one and draw the shape in at the end!

 

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