P and Q have co-ordinates (0, 5) and (-2, 4).
(a) P is invariant when reflected in an axis. Name the axis.
(b) Find the image of Q on reflection in the axis found in (i).
(c) (0, k) on reflection in the origin is invariant. Write the value of k.
(d) Write the co-ordinates of the image of Q, obtained by reflecting it in the origin followed by reflection in x-axis.
(a) Any point that remains unaltered under a given transformation is called an invariant. It is given that P (0, 5) is invariant when reflected in an axis. Clearly, when P is reflected in the y-axis then it will remain invariant. Thus, the required axis is the y-axis.
(b) The co-ordinates of the image of Q (-2, 4) when reflected in y-axis is (2, 4).
(c) (0, k) on reflection in the origin is invariant. We know the reflection of origin in origin is invariant. Thus, k = 0.
(d) Co-ordinates of image of Q (-2, 4) when reflected in origin = (2, -4)
Co-ordinates of image of (2, -4) when reflected in x-axis = (2, 4)
Thus, the co-ordinates of the point are (2, 4).