## anaerrez 2 years ago I need someone to explain to me as simple as possible how to find the mid point of the segment with the given end points M(-2,1) and O (-3,2)

1. RONNCC

draw it first :)

2. JuanitaM

or use formula for midpoint...

3. JuanitaM

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4. RONNCC

@JuanitaM but that's not explaining why it works ....

5. Mertsj

Do you know how to find the average of two numbers?

6. JuanitaM

@RONNCC understanding a simple formula as midpoint - will help. some people are visual and others are analytical.

7. anaerrez

I think so

8. Mertsj

You add the two numbers together and divide by 2. That gives you the number in the middle. Do you understand that?

9. anaerrez

Yes, ^-^

10. Mertsj

Well then, think of the midpoint as the average. You average the x values and average the y values and that gives you the point in the middle which is the midpoint.

11. Mertsj

So for (-2,1) and (-3,2) just find the average of -2 and -3. Then find the average of 1 and 2.

12. anaerrez

Oh ok ... :-)