# Exam-Style Questions on Transformations

## Problems on Transformations adapted from questions set in previous Mathematics exams.

### 1.

GCSE Higher

Shape A can be transformed to shape B by a reflection in the y-axis followed by a translation $${c \choose d}$$

Find the value of $$c$$ and the value of $$d$$.

### 2.

GCSE Higher

The shape A is drawn on the coordinate grid as shown below.

Sally and Eddie each transform the shape A onto shape B.

• Sally uses a reflection in the line y = 7 followed by a rotation of 90o anticlockwise about the point (9,9).
• Eddie transforms shape A first with a reflection in the line $$y = x$$ followed by his favourite transformation.

(a) Draw and label shape B.

(b) Describe fully Eddie's favourite transformation.

### 3.

GCSE Higher

The diagram shows a red trapezium drawn on a grid.

The trapezium is subjected to two transformations, one after the other.

One transformation is a reflection in the line $$y=x$$.

The other transformation is a reflection y-axis.

### 4.

GCSE Higher

(a) Shape $$A$$ is translated to shape $$B$$ using the vector $$\begin{pmatrix}m\\n\\ \end{pmatrix}$$. What are the values of $$m$$ and $$n$$?

(b) Vectors $$a, b, c, d$$ and $$e$$ are drawn on an isometric grid. Write each of the vectors $$c, d$$ and $$e$$ in terms of $$a$$ and/or $$b$$.

### 5.

GCSE Higher

Plot the following points in order then join them up in order to make an irregular hexagon.

$$(-3,-1), (-2,-2), (-1,-2), (0,-1), (-1,-4), (-2,-4)$$

Enlarge the hexagon by a scale factor of $$2\frac12$$, centre (-3,-4).

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