SAT Math : Lines

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Example Question #191 : Lines

The following coordinates represent the vertices of a box. Where does the center of the box lie? 

Possible Answers:

None of the given answers

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this, we need to choose two points that lie diagonally across from each other. Let's use  and . Now, we can substitute these points into the Midpoint Formula.

Example Question #192 : Lines

Give the coordinates of the midpoint, in terms of , of a segment on the coordinate plane whose endpoints are   and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The coordinates  of the midpoint of the line segment with endpoints  and  can be calculated using the formulas

and

.

Setting  and , and substituting:

Setting  and , and substituting:

The coordinates of the midpoint, in terms of , are 

Example Question #193 : Lines

The two endpoints of a line segment are  and . Find the midpoint. 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to find the midpoint of a line segment, you need to average the x and y values of the endpoints.

The midpoint formula is

 

After plugging in the values you get

 for x 

and  for y 

Therefore, the midpoint is at

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