High School Math : How to find the midpoint of a line segment

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Example Question #1 : Lines

What would be the midpoint of a line segment with endpoints at  and ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The midpoint of a line segment is halfway between the two  values and halfway between the two  values.

Mathematically, that would be the average of each coordinate: .

Plug in the  values from the given points and solve.

We can simplify the fraction to give our final answer.

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Midpoint Of A Line Segment

What would be the midpoint of a line segment with endpoints at  and ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The midpoint of a line segment is halfway between the two  values and halfway between the two  values.

Mathematically, that would be the average of each coordinate: .

Plug in the  values from the given points and solve.

Simplify the fractions to get the final answer.

Example Question #3 : Lines

If a line has a midpoint at , and the endpoints are  and , what is the value of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The midpoint of a line segment is halfway between the two  values and halfway between the two  values.

Mathematically, that would be the average of the coordinates: .

Plug in the  values from the given points.

Now we can solve for the missing value.

The  values reduce, so both  values equal . Now we need to create a new equation to solve for the  value.

Multiply both sides by  to solve.

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Midpoint Of A Line Segment

What is the midpoint of a line segment with endpoints  and ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The midpoint formula is this: .

Plug in the given values from our points and solve:

Example Question #5 : Lines

What is the midpoint of the line segment with endpoints at  and ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The midpoint formula is this: .

Plug in the given values from our points and solve:

Example Question #6 : Lines

Find the midpoint between (4, 3) and (6, 9).

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Add up the 's and divide in half, which results in 5. Do the same to the 's and you get 6. Put the  and  in an ordered pair so that your answer is (5, 6). 

Example Question #7 : Lines

What is the midpoint of the line segment which connects  and

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the midpoint of a line segment, we find the average of the x and y coordinates of the endpoints. The average of two numbers is the sum of those numbers divided by . Thus, to find the x-coordinate of our midpoint, we find the average of  and , and we get .

 

To find the y-coordinate of our midpoint, we find the average of  and , which is .

Thus, our midpoint is

Example Question #8 : Algebra I

Find the midpoint of the line segment with end points  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the midpoint of a line segment, use the standard equation: 

Plugging in the given points:

Example Question #8 : Lines

Find the midpoint of these two points:

 and 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The standard formula to find the midpoint of two points is .

Plug in the given points to find the answer:

Example Question #9 : Lines

A line segment has endpoints at  and . What is the midpoint of this segment?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

My midpoint will be at the average of the -values and the average of the -values. Mathematically, .

Plug in our given values.

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