# Translation

In Geometry, "Translation" simply means **Moving** ...

... without rotating, resizing or anything else, **just moving**.

To Translate a shape:

Every point of the shape must move: - the
**same distance** - in the
**same direction.**
different shapes here: |

Note: You can translate either by **angle-and-distance**, or by **x-and-y**.

Try both to see what happens.

## Writing it Down

Sometimes we just want to write down the translation, without showing it on a graph.

**Example**: to say the shape gets moved **30 Units in the "X" direction**, and **40 Units in the "Y" direction**, we can write:

Which says "all the x and y coordinates become x+30 and y+40"