# How do you find the midpoint of (2,-3) and (8,-1)?

May 19, 2018

Coordinates of mid point is color(purple)((5,-2)

#### Explanation:

Let A and B the points and C the midpoint

$A \left(2 , - 3\right) , B \left(8 , - 1\right)$

Coordinates of mid point C is given by

$x = \frac{{x}_{1} + {x}_{2}}{2} , y = \frac{{y}_{1} + {y}_{2}}{2}$

$C \left(x , y\right) = \frac{2 + 8}{2} , \frac{- 3 + \left(- 1\right)}{2}$

$C \left(x , y\right) = \left(5 , - 2\right)$