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anonymous
 4 years ago
What's the midpoint formula?
anonymous
 4 years ago
What's the midpoint formula?

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theEric
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Each variable (like x, y) is the average of whatever two points you want the midpoint of. So \[x_{midpoint} = \frac{x_{point1} + x_{point2}}{2}\] And \[y_{midpoint} = \frac{y_{point1} + y_{point2}}{2}\] So, you're coordinate  whatever it is  will be \[(\frac{x_{point1} + x_{point2}}{2},\frac{y_{point1} + y_{point2}}{2})\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the two points given to me and put them into \[\frac{ x1+ x2 }{ 2 } + \frac{ y1 + y2 }{ 2 }\]

theEric
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you check it out, you'll see that the average of two numbers is the number precisely between them. Conceptually, you are looking at the point that is halfway between the x's and halfway between the y's. That point is the "midpoint". dw:1347917647774:dw

theEric
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Not quite, actually, but very close! You don't add them, you separate them with a comma! The role of the formula, by it's nature really, just gives you a point. So you'll need it to look like one: (x, y).

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, right! Thank you for taking your time to explain this to me (:

theEric
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1My pleasure! Thanks, and I'm glad you got it!
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