# 9.3 Transformations  (Page 2/3)

 Page 2 / 3 Point A is moved 4 units to the right to the position marked by G. Point B is moved 5 units to the left to the position marked by H.
If a point is shifted to the right, the new $x$ co-ordinate is given by adding the shift to the old $x$ co-ordinate. If a point is shifted to the left, the new $x$ co-ordinate is given by subtracting the shift from the old $x$ co-ordinate.

## Reflection of a point

When you stand in front of a mirror your reflection is located the same distance ( $d$ ) behind the mirror as you are standing in front of the mirror.

We can apply the same idea to a point that is reflected on the $x$ -axis, the $y$ -axis and the line $y=x$ .

## Reflection on the $x$ -axis

If a point is reflected on the $x$ -axis, then the reflection must be the same distance below the $x$ -axis as the point is above the $x$ -axis and vice-versa, as though it were a mirror image. Points A and B are reflected on the x -axis. The original points are shown with • and the reflected points are shown with ∘ .
When a point is reflected about the $x$ -axis, only the $y$ co-ordinate of the point changes.

Find the co-ordinates of the reflection of the point P, if P is reflected on the $x$ -axis. The co-ordinates of P are (5;10).

1. We are given the point P with co-ordinates (5;10) and need to find the co-ordinates of the point if it is reflected on the $x$ -axis.

2. The point P is above the $x$ -axis, therefore its reflection will be the same distance below the $x$ -axis as the point P is above the $x$ -axis. Therefore, $y$ =-10.

For a reflection on the $x$ -axis, the $x$ co-ordinate remains unchanged. Therefore, $x$ =5.

3. The co-ordinates of the reflected point are (5;-10).

## Reflection on the $y$ -axis

If a point is reflected on the $y$ -axis, then the reflection must be the same distance to the left of the $y$ -axis as the point is to the right of the $y$ -axis and vice-versa. Points A and B are reflected on the y -axis. The original points are shown with • and the reflected points are shown with ∘ .
When a point is reflected on the $y$ -axis, only the $x$ co-ordinate of the point changes. The $y$ co-ordinate remains unchanged.

Find the co-ordinates of the reflection of the point Q, if Q is reflected on the $y$ -axis. The co-ordinates of Q are (15;5).

1. We are given the point Q with co-ordinates (15;5) and need to find the co-ordinates of the point if it is reflected on the $y$ -axis.

2. The point Q is to the right of the $y$ -axis, therefore its reflection will be the same distance to the left of the $y$ -axis as the point Q is to the right of the $y$ -axis. Therefore, $x$ =-15.

For a reflection on the $y$ -axis, the $y$ co-ordinate remains unchanged. Therefore, $y$ =5.

3. The co-ordinates of the reflected point are (-15;5).

## Reflection on the line $y=x$

The final type of reflection you will learn about is the reflection of a point on the line $y=x$ .

## Casestudy : reflection of a point on the line $y=x$

Study the information given and complete the following table:

 Point Reflection A (2;1) (1;2) B (- $1\frac{1}{2}$ ;-2) (-2;-1 $\frac{1}{2}$ ) C (-1;1) D (2;-3)

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