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## Example Questions

### Example Question #71 : Coordinate Geometry

What is the midpoint of (2, 5) and (14, 18)?

**Possible Answers:**

(–10, –13)

(1, 2.5)

(16, 23)

(7, 9)

(8, 11.5)

**Correct answer:**

(8, 11.5)

The midpoint between two given points is found by solving for the average of each of the correlative coordinates of the given points. That is:

Midpoint = ( (2 + 14)/2 , (18 + 5)/2) = (16/2, 23/2) = (8, 11.5)

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

What is the midpoint between the points (1,3,7) and (–3,1,3)?

**Possible Answers:**

(3,1,2)

(2,2,5)

(2,–1,5)

(5,2,4)

(–1,2,5)

**Correct answer:**

(–1,2,5)

To find the midpoint, we add up the corresponding coordinates and divide by 2.

[1 + –3] / 2 = –1

[3 + 1] / 2 = 2

[7 + 3] / 2 = 5

Then the midpoint is (–1,2,5).

### Example Question #2 : Midpoint Formula

A line which cuts another line segment into two equal parts is called a ___________.

**Possible Answers:**

transversal

midpoint

horizontal line

bisector

parallel line

**Correct answer:**

bisector

This is the definition of a bisector.

A midpoint is the *point* on a line that divides it into two equal parts. The bisector cuts the line at the midpoint, but the midpoint is not a line.

A transversal is a line that cuts across two or more lines that are usually parallel.

Parallel line and horizontal line don't make sense as answer choices here. The answer is bisector.