# Translating Shapes

This chapter is about translating shapes. It covers translating shapes around a coordinate grid and describing translations using vectors. We shall explore how to move shapes around a grid using translations. When working with translations you have to specify how far left or right and how far up and down the shape has been moved. Vector can be used to show how the shape has moved for example below is a vector;

The translation vector above has been shown below on the grid;

## Example

Here is another example except translating in the negative side.

Let us analyse the vector above. Since -2 is a negative number the shape is bound to move to the left by two steps. The same goes for -5. This is a negative number so will therefore result in a negative direction which is 5 steps down.

By using vectors you’re able to note translations for objects/shapes such as those drawn on the grid above.