## Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry (3rd Edition)

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# Chapter F - Foundations: A Prelude to Functions - Section F.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas - F.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 7: 43

#### Answer

M = $(0.5a,0.5b)$

#### Work Step by Step

The coordinates (x, y) of the midpoint M are $x = \frac{x_1+x_2}{2} = \frac{a+0}{2} = 0.5a$ $y = \frac{y_1+y_2}{2} = \frac{b+0}{2} = 0.5b$ That is, M = $(0.5a,0.5b)$

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