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2007
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Transformation of the Moon on Mid-Autumn Night!

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Tuition given in the topic of E-Maths Tuition Questions from the desk of Miss Loi at 12:48 pm (Singapore time)

WARNING: The following article contains extremely lame content which may offend you. Please DO NOT continue if extreme lameness disturb you or if it’s illegal to view such material in your community.

The Truth Is Out There Perhaps it was that filling mooncake she had earlier, Miss Loi was struggling to stay awake on her drive home two nights ago, even with her thumping techno playlist on full blast. So in the interest of public safety and not wishing to become another Dumbass herself, she decided to turn off the main road and take a short break.

Incidentally it was Mid-Autumn Festival that night. Miss Loi is never a ‘moon’ person, but nonetheless she stepped out of her car in an attempt to indulge in some ‘moon appreciation’, for lack of better things to do.

As such her eyes homed in on a bright spot of light in the sky she thought was the moon. But before she could even settle down, this ‘moon’ began to grow larger and larger till it became a triangular flying object that proceeded to dart several times across the night sky, subjecting itself to various transformations on each pass!

Utterly terrified and fearful of becoming the next alien abductee, Miss Loi immediately called the Singapore Paranormal Investigators (SPI) on her handphone.

Thank you for calling SPI. To report a pontianak sighting, please press 1. To report a UFO sighting, please press 2 …

Miss Loi pressed 2, obediently.

Sorry, all our operators are currently engaged in a pontianak hunt at the moment. Your call is important to us. Please leave a message, describing the exact transformations the UFO made, after the tone.

In normal circumstances, it would’ve been a breeze for her to articulate her thoughts in O-Level distinction-grade fluency. But she’s now absolutely traumatized so …

Transformation Question Diagram The diagram shows Miss Loi’s mental map of the geometric transformations that took place for the UFO U.

Please help Miss Loi

  1. describe a single transformation that maps U to X.
  2. describe a single transformation that maps U to Y.
  3. describe a single transformation that maps U to Z.

But apparently the SPI answering machine was not done yet …

To further help us identify the errant UFO, we would appreciate if you could provide the following information:

For Reflections:
Reflection
Please always identify the line by which the reflection takes place. Provide its equation if possible.

For Rotations:
Rotation
Please always identify the center of rotation. Please also state whether it’s clockwise or counter-clockwise.

For Translations:
Translation
Please always state the translation column vector.

For Enlargements:
Enlargement
Please always state the center of enlargement and the scale factor. Remember that the scale factor can be negative.

For Shears:
Shear
Please always state the invariant line and the shear factor. Remember that the shear factor can be negative.

For Stretches:
One-Way Stretch
Please always state the invariant line and the stretch factor. Remember that the stretch factor can be negative.

Miss Loi’s shock slowly turned to anger at the phone bills this call was chalking up, as the answering machine rambled on …

In recent times, we have noted that many callers have had problems describing enlargements, shears and stretches. This is bad as our records show that typical UFO sightings usually come with five out of six of the transformations described earlier.

Also some callers have lamented that geometric transformations were only taught via e-learning during their school days. Which is a shame really as this topic will always appear either in Paper 1 or 2 (but not both).

By the way, they told us that Paper 1 will almost always involve questions requiring them to describe transformations in a given diagram, while Paper 2 required them to actually draw the diagrams themselves.

Oh, and did you also know that …

Seeing that her mobile plan’s free talktime had just been completely annihilated, a hysterical Miss Loi screamed into the phone asking when can she start talking.

You may now leave your message after the tone. BEEEP!

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21 Comments

  1. Aaron's Avatar
    Aaron commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    27
    Thu
    12:59pm
     
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    Hahaha Ms loi..

    The people at SPI must have a most interesting answering machine system.
    Either that or you're overworked 🙂

  2. Miss Loi's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    27
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    1:24pm
     
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    Aaron, given Miss Loi's lack of activity here these few days, it's probably the latter. Sigh.

  3. Aaron's Avatar
    Aaron commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    27
    Thu
    2:04pm
     
    3

    Not possible to take a break from it all for a while?
    Just 1 day to go forth and enjoy?

  4. xinyun's Avatar
    xinyun commented in tuition class


    2007
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    27
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    2:06pm
  5. Miss Loi's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2007
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    2:34pm
     
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    Aaron + xinyun,

    Don't really have a choice during this period.

    If you've seen the countdown clock to the top right, it's now O-Level crunchtime - the time when all true blue hardcore LMBFH Syndrome suffers surface. 😛

  6. xinyun's Avatar
    xinyun commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    27
    Thu
    2:46pm
     
    6

    well, that's true...
    O & A levels exam period...

    ganbatte!
    1.5months to go :X

  7. retxed's Avatar
    retxed commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    28
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    11:53am
     
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    may i know where can i study for private o level candidate.
    i stop schooling since sec 3 am 19 this year completed my ns and wish to continue my studies pls guide me.

  8. HORNY ANG MOH's Avatar
    HORNY ANG MOH commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    28
    Fri
    4:18pm
     
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    Still very very blur! How cum a round moon turn into a rectangle, square or triangle???I really give up? So can give me the answer arr? OH BTW I really do wish u r my math teacher then my math will not be in a mess as explained on my post today! I must say all ur student r a lucky bunch! Have a nice weekend & don't drive like Michael Suchmacker!!

  9. Jacqueline's Avatar
    Jacqueline commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    28
    Fri
    10:38pm
     
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    Oh my goodness Ms Loi...your post is so lame lah!!! Like, --.--". Can't you just be like normal people and "shang yue liang" while eating mooncake...instead of thinking of funny things like this....LOL...I think you too stressed...

    By the way, in case I haven't told you, I'm gonna fail my math exam...gone case already, minus ten thousand marks liao...sorry ah, confirm no A.... =P

  10. Miss Loi's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    28
    Fri
    10:41pm
     
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    Hello retxed.

    Jφss Sticks welcomes another aspiring privatus candidatus here!

    Anyway on a more serious note, just to check if you're looking for a private school or guidelines on how to go about registering to be a private candidate?

    For information on O-Level private candidates, you can view this instructions document from SEAP for a start.

    If you're looking for a private school, well ... Miss Loi shall shamelessly request you to give her a call 🙂

  11. kiroii's Avatar
    kiroii commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    28
    Fri
    11:25pm
     
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    1) reflection with x-axis as the line of reflection Sweet
    2)enlargement with center point being the origin and scale factor being -2.5 Yes taking any corresponding pair of points from the center of enlargement at 0, you'll get the scale factor = -5 units/2 units = -2.5.

    3)er shear with scale factor being -2 and invarient line being y=2 (if im not wrong)

    First of all Miss Loi thinks you meant the line x=2. But either way, your invariant line is wrong. By definition, all points on the invariant line shall remain unchanged during the transformation. So looking at U and Z, there's only one point (0, 2) that didn't change. So your invariant line must be the y-axis.

    Also to calculate your shear factor, let's take a point (2,2) on U and it's mapped point (2,6) on Z.

    Shear factor = [distance moved from (2,2) to (2,6)/distance of (2,2) from invariant line]
    = 4 units (note it's positive)/2 units = 2.

    PS: miss loi to differentiate shear from stretch there's a technique..shear's area will be constant whereas stretch wil change juz to let others noe

    Thanks for your contribution here 😀

  12. 123's Avatar
    123 commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    28
    Fri
    11:40pm
     
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    Omg, 24 days to O,
    ARRRRRRR!
    take away the countdown timer!

  13. kiroii's Avatar
    kiroii commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    29
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    12:05am
     
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    NONONONO fiddle withthe countdown timmer change it to 800 days~ that means 799days to play games

  14. retxed's Avatar
    retxed commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    29
    Sat
    2:34am
     
    14

    Thanks, am looking for a private school Will give u a call soon.

  15. kiroii's Avatar
    kiroii commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    29
    Sat
    4:30pm
     
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    btw if yer looking for a priv sch pls do not go XXXXXXX..the service is seriously lacking they dun even allow internet connection in the classes..

  16. Miss Loi's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2007
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    29
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    4:59pm
     
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    HAM, Miss Loi is a safe driver okay? The most she could drive is probably the safety car 🙂

  17. Miss Loi's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    29
    Sat
    5:08pm
     
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    Jac ah Jac ... since when your A-grade papers got 10000 marks to minus?! Don't worry lah, your time is still to come.

    Next time Miss Loi treat you mooncakes and we go "shang UFO" together ok? 🙂

  18. Miss Loi's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2007
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    29
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    5:35pm
     
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    123: Think it's < 24 days if you take into account your other subjects!

    Kiroii: Miss Loi has marked your answers and also censored one of your comments. Let's not talk down on other tuition schools on this blog shall we?

  19. kiroii's Avatar
    kiroii commented in tuition class


    2007
    Sep
    29
    Sat
    6:10pm
     
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    er im in tat particular sch n im trying to warn others not to go there spent almost 4k on tat sch and it wasnt quite *exemplary and im rather sure my classmates are with my assertion

  20. cutie's Avatar
    cutie commented in tuition class


    2008
    Jan
    25
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    3:28pm
     
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    ?? what topic is this? lol like never learn before..

  21. Miss Loi's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2008
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    7:33pm
     
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    Hi cutie pie!

    This belongs to the Transformation topic in 4017. It's already out of your syllabus by now 😉

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