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3-52.

What happens to a point once it is reflected across the x-axis? How about the y-axis?

When a point is reflected across the x-axis, the only difference is that the y-coordinate changes from negative to positive.

When a point is reflected across the y-axis, the only difference is that the x-coordinate changes from positive to negative.

Moving to the right increases the x-coordinate.
Moving to the left decreases the x-coordinate.
Moving up increases the y-coordinate.
Moving down decreases the y-coordinate.

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