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what is the midpoint of a segment with endpoints at (-2,2) and (5,10)?

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connorcolin3 | Valedictorian

Posted December 19, 2011 at 5:09 AM via web

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what is the midpoint of a segment with endpoints at (-2,2) and (5,10)?

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 19, 2011 at 7:41 AM (Answer #1)

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We will use the midpoint formula to find the midpoint.

Let `M(M_x, M_y)` be midpoint of AB.

`==gt M_x = (A_x + B_x)/2 `

`==gt M_y= (A_y + B_y)/2`

`` Now given the points (-2,2) and (5,10)

`==gt M_x = (-2+5)/2 = 3/2 `

`==gt M_y = (2+10)/2 = 12/2 = 6`

`` Then, the midpoint is `M(3/2, 6).`

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