One of the easiest kinds of geometrical transformation is a **translation**. This basically involves moving a shape.

We need to know how to use **column vectors** to describe a translation. Also, if we are given a column vector we should be able to draw the image after a translation has taken place.

We should be able to apply a translation (if we know the column vector) to information given in coordinate form and to information given in graphical form.

**Example**

**Exercise**

Let’s complete exercise 15A on pages 245 to 247 of the textbook:

The answers are below: