Problem #865


The point $P = (1,2,3)$ is reflected in the $xy$-plane, then its image $Q$ is rotated $180^\circ$ about the $x$-axis to produce $R$, and finally, $R$ is translated $5$ units in the positive-$y$ direction to produce $S$. What are the coordinates of $S$?

$\textbf {(A) } (1,7, - 3) \qquad \textbf {(B) } ( - 1,7, - 3) \qquad \textbf {(C) } ( - 1, - 2,8) \qquad \textbf {(D) } ( - 1,3,3) \qquad \textbf {(E) } (1,3,3)$

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  • Reduce fractions to lowest terms and enter in the form 7/9.
  • Numbers involving pi should be written as 7pi or 7pi/3 as appropriate.
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