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### Course: High school geometry > Unit 2

Lesson 3: Properties & definitions of transformations# Sequences of transformations

Determining whether segment lengths and angle measures are preserved under a given sequence of transformations.

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- I do not understand how to do a sequence of transformation.(14 votes)
- translation: move the object from one place to another.(both preserved)

dilation: change sizes of the object.(only angles preserved)

rotation: rotates the object(both preserved)

reflection: just draw a straight line and reflect the object over the line. (both preserved)

stretches about any points of the object: neither preserved because segment lengths and angle measures are both changed.

a sequence of transformation is a sequence which you follow the steps and see whether which is preserved.

Easy!(30 votes)

- What is stretching ? something other than dilation ?(11 votes)
- if you apply dilation to an object, every sides become bigger or smaller to the same ratio. For example, for a triangle ABC, after applying dilation, it becomes A'B'C' and AB:A'B'=BC:B'C'=AC:A'C'

A stretching is simply just moving the points/lines around while fixing the other points in place!

So they are**completely**different.(12 votes)

- Isn't a vertical stretch a dilation, and doesn't dilation preserve angle measure?(7 votes)
- A dilation stretches (or shrinks) a figure in all directions, not just vertically, and maps a figure to a geometrically similar figure. However, a vertical stretch (or shrink) does
**not**map a figure to a geometrically similar figure.

In short: while a dilation and a vertical stretch both change the size, only a dilation preserves the shape (angles).(8 votes)

- At5:31, how is the moon large enough to block the sun? Isn't the sun way larger than the moon?(5 votes)
- The sun
*is*way larger than the moon, but it is much farther away from Earth than the moon is. This is what allows the moon to block out the sun's light when everything is lined up perfectly. This phenomena is called a "solar eclipse" and if you Google it you can see some examples.(11 votes)

- dude cant you explain why it needs to be preserved because this is so fricking confusing. you literally only tell me if its preserved or not but the questions want to know what is preserved(3 votes)
- Preserve means to save/keep something. In this case:

translation: move the object from one place to another.(both preserved)

dilation: change sizes of the object.(only angles reserved)

rotation: rotates the object(both preserved)

reflection: just draw a straight line and reflect the object over the line. (both preserved)

stretches about any points of the object: neither preserved because segment lengths and angle measures are both changed.

a sequence of transformation is a sequence which you follow the steps and see whether which is preserved.

Easy!(9 votes)

- Where are vertical and horizontal stretches defined/explained? I feel like this is a new concept and is not explained previously. Dilations are covered in the previous section, but not vertical/horizontal stretches.(7 votes)
- i am confusing about the stretching ,

it said stretch about line PQ,

where is the line PQ?

why is is only moving only point A and B?

why not all points A, B and C move together ?(4 votes)- Well, Sal is only using points A and B as an example to show that any type stretch will not preserve the angle measures and segment lengths. So wherever line PQ is, the angle measures and segment lengths will always change. And if points A, B, and C move together, then it would not be a stretch because the shape would remain the same.(5 votes)

- Is there a transformation that preserves segment length but changes angles?(4 votes)
- If you are talking about rectangles, triangles, and other similar two-dimensional shapes, I think not. If it's a triangle and all segment lengths are preserved, remember that only one triangle can be made. If it's a parallelogram, then the changing of angle will change the shape entirely. The change would not be a geometrical transformation.(6 votes)

- what is this in a practical application like what job would this be used in(2 votes)
- You may not use it in your job, but for a lot of jobs knowing this sort of stuff is required, and will give you a better resume.(7 votes)

- At3:48, why does segment lengths not preserved in dilation?(3 votes)
- By definition, a dilation preserves the shape of a figure but generally enlarges or shrinks the figure. So the lengths will generally change. However, the angle measures will be preserved.(4 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Instructor] In past
videos, we've thought about whether segment lengths or angle measures are preserved with a transformation. What we're now gonna think
about is what is preserved with a sequence of transformations? And in particular, we're gonna
think about angle measure. Angle measure and segment lengths. So if you're transforming
some type of a shape. Segment, segment lengths. So let's look at this first example. They say a sequence of
transformations is described below. So we first do a translation,
then we do a reflection over a horizontal line, PQ, then we do vertical stretch about PQ. What is this going to do? Is this going to preserve angle measures and is this going to
preserve segment lengths? Well a translation is
a rigid transformation and so that will preserve both angle measures and segment lengths. So after that, angle
measures and segment lengths are still going to be the same. A reflection over a horizontal line PQ. Well a reflection is also
a rigid transformation and so we will continue to preserve angle measure and segment lengths. Then they say a vertical stretch about PQ. Well let's just think about
what a vertical stretch does. So if I have some
triangle right over here. If I have some triangle
that looks like this. Let's say it's triangle A, B, C. And if you were to do a vertical stretch, what's going to happen? Well let's just imagine
that we take these sides and we stretch them
out so that we now have A is over here or A prime
I should say is over there. Let's say that B prime is now over here. This isn't going to be exact. Well what just happened to my triangle? Well the measure of angle C is for sure going to be different now. And my segment lengths are for sure going to be different now. A prime C prime is going
to be different than AC in terms of segment length. So a vertical stretch, if
we're talking about a stretch in general, this is going
to preserve neither. So neither preserved, neither preserved. So in general, if you're
doing rigid transformation after rigid transformation,
you're gonna preserve both angles and segment lengths. But if you throw a stretch in
there, then all bets are off. You're not going to
preserve either of them. Let's do another example. A sequence of transformations
is described below. And so they give three transformations. So pause this video and think
about whether angle measures, segment lengths, or will either both or neither or only one
of them be preserved? Alright so first we have a
rotation about a point P. That's a rigid transformation,
it would preserve both segment lengths and angle measures. Then you have a translation which is also a rigid transformation and so that would preserve both again. Then we have a rotation about point P. So once again, another
rigid transformation. So in this situation, everything
is going to be preserved. So both angle measure, angle measure and segment length are
going to be preserved in this example. Let's do one more example. So here once again we have a
sequence of transformations. And so pause this video again
and see if you can figure out whether measures, segment
lengths, both or neither are going to be preserved. So the first transformation is a dilation. So a dilation is a
nonrigid transformation. So segment lengths not preserved. Segment lengths not preserved. And we've seen this in
multiple videos already. But in a dilation, angles are preserved. Angles preserved. So already we've lost our segment lengths but we still got our angles. Then we have a rotation
about another point Q. So this is a rigid transformation, it would preserve both but we've already lost our segment lengths. But angles are going to
continue to be preserved. And then finally a
reflection which is still a rigid transformation and
it would preserve both, but once again our
segment lengths got lost through the dilation but we will preserve, continue to preserve the angles. So in this series of after
these three transformations, the only thing that's
going to be preserved are going to be your angles.