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anaerrez

  • one year 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)

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  1. RONNCC
    • one year ago
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    draw it first :)

  2. JuanitaM
    • one year ago
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    or use formula for midpoint...

  3. JuanitaM
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1359404080676:dw|

  4. RONNCC
    • one year ago
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    @JuanitaM but that's not explaining why it works ....

  5. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    Do you know how to find the average of two numbers?

  6. JuanitaM
    • one year ago
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    @RONNCC understanding a simple formula as midpoint - will help. some people are visual and others are analytical.

  7. anaerrez
    • one year ago
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    I think so

  8. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    You add the two numbers together and divide by 2. That gives you the number in the middle. Do you understand that?

  9. anaerrez
    • one year ago
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    Yes, ^-^

  10. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    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
    • one year ago
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    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
    • one year ago
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    Oh ok ... :-)

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