How do you find the midpoint of (-2,-1); (5,4)?

May 23, 2018

The midpoint is at $\left(\frac{3}{2} , \frac{3}{2}\right)$ or $\left(1.5 , 1.5\right)$

Explanation:

The midpoint of two points is pretty much the point that is halfway between those two points. The formula for the midpoint is:
$\left(\frac{{x}_{2} + {x}_{1}}{2} , \frac{{y}_{2} + {y}_{1}}{2}\right)$

So now let's plug in the points we have: $\left(- 2 , - 1\right)$ and $\left(5 , 4\right)$:
$\left(\frac{- 2 + 5}{2} , \frac{- 1 + 4}{2}\right)$

$= \left(\frac{3}{2} , \frac{3}{2}\right)$ or $\left(1.5 , 1.5\right)$

Hope this helps!