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Translations

# Translations

### Translations

Translations move shapes horizontally or vertically along the axes, giving them a new position. They can be expressed as a column vector.

Translations are a type of transformation that involve moving a 2D shape by a set number of units horizontally or vertically.

A 2D shape can be moved a specific number of units horizontally or vertically by a **translation vector**. In this context, a vector is like an instruction to move something a certain distance in particular direction.

Complete this sentence: the top value in the vector moves the item in the __________

We can apply this same idea to shapes.