College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - The Distance and Midpoint Formulas - 2.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 155: 40


$(3, -\frac{1}{2})$.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The midpoint $d$ of the points $(x_1, y_1)$ and $(x_2, y_2)$ can be found using the midpoint formula: $\text{midpoint} = \left(\frac{x_1+x_2}{2}, \frac{y_1+y_2}{2}\right)$ Use the midpoint formula above to obtain: $\text{midpoint}=\left(\frac{2+4}{2}, \frac{-3+2}{2}\right)=\left(\frac{6}{2}, \frac{-1}{2}\right)=(3, -\frac{1}{2})$ Thus, the midpoint of the line segment joining the two given points is $(3, -\frac{1}{2})$.
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