Midpoint Formula

Definition

The midpoint M of the line segment joining the
points (x1, y1) and (x 2, y 2) is

Midpoint Formula
 

 

Example Problem

Given the points ( 1, -2 ) and ( -3, 5 ), find the midpoint of the line segment joining them.

Solution

Using the midpoint formula, label the points as x1 = -1,
 y1 = -2, x2 = -3, and y2 = 5.

To find the midpoint M of the line segment joining the points, use the midpoint formula :Example Solution

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