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## What is it called when a figure is transformed?

There are four main types of transformations: translation, rotation, reflection and dilation. These transformations fall into two categories: rigid transformations that do not change the shape or size of the preimage and non-rigid transformations that change the size but not the shape of the preimage.

## What is a figure transformation?

A transformation changes the size, shape, or position of a figure and creates a new figure. A geometry transformation is either rigid or non-rigid; another word for a rigid transformation is “isometry”. An isometry, such as a rotation, translation, or reflection, does not change the size or shape of the figure.

**What are transforms in mathematics?**

In mathematics, a transformation is a function f (usually with some geometrical underpinning) that maps a set X to itself, i.e. f : X → X. A transformation can be an invertible function from a set X to itself, or from X to another set Y.

### What’s a transformation in math?

A transformation is a general term for four specific ways to manipulate the shape and/or position of a point, a line, or geometric figure. The original shape of the object is called the Pre-Image and the final shape and position of the object is the Image under the transformation.

### What is a transformation that flips a figure across a line?

reflection

A reflection is a transformation representing a flip of a figure. Figures may be reflected in a point, a line, or a plane. When reflecting a figure in a line or in a point, the image is congruent to the preimage. A reflection maps every point of a figure to an image across a fixed line.

**Is a transformation created by a scale factor?**

A dilation is a transformation which preserves the shape and orientation of the figure, but changes its size. The scale factor of a dilation is the factor by which each linear measure of the figure (for example, a side length) is multiplied.

#### What is transformation in math geometry?

Transformation means to change. Hence, a geometric transformation would mean to make some changes in any given geometric shape.

#### What is a transformation in math example?

A translation (or “slide”) is one type of transformation. In a translation, each point in a figure moves the same distance in the same direction. Example: If each point in a square moves 5 units to the right and 8 units down, then that is a translation!

**How do you write a transformation?**

The function translation / transformation rules:

- f (x) + b shifts the function b units upward.
- f (x) – b shifts the function b units downward.
- f (x + b) shifts the function b units to the left.
- f (x – b) shifts the function b units to the right.
- –f (x) reflects the function in the x-axis (that is, upside-down).