OpenStudy (anonymous):

Can someone show me how to figure this out? Find the coordinates of the midpoint of the segment whose endpoints are given. A (2, 3) and B (6, 11)

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

take the average in each coordinate, aka add them up, divide by 2

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

so 5 and 17 divide them by 2?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

$\left(\frac{2+6}{2},\frac{3+11}{2}\right)$ is the first step

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Oh okay I see. Now what?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

compute what is $$\frac{2+6}{2}$$ ?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

$\frac{ 8 }{ 2 }$

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok, what is eight divided by two?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

4

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

sorry, forgot to simplify

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

right, so first coordinate is 4

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

=7

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

right so midpoint is $$(4,7)$$

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Ahh. Thank you so much!

3 years ago