# How do you find the midpoint of (1, -2), (4, -1)?

May 20, 2016

The midpoint $= \frac{5}{2} , \frac{- 3}{2}$

#### Explanation:

(1 , -2) = color(blue)(x_1 , y_1
(4, -1) = color(blue)(x_2 , y_2

The midpoint is calculated using formula:

Midpoint $= \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{{x}_{1} + {x}_{2}}{2} , \frac{{y}_{1} + {y}_{2}}{2}}\right)$

$= \frac{1 + 4}{2} , \frac{- 2 + \left(- 1\right)}{2}$

$= \left(\frac{5}{2} , \frac{- 3}{2}\right)$