# How do you find the midpoint of ( 3, 8 ) and ( 5, 4 )?

May 11, 2016

M(4 ; 6)

#### Explanation:

There is a fantastically simple formula for this!

"Average the x-values and average the y-values" ie, add them together and divide by 2 because there are 2 endpoints.

M ((x_1 + x_2)/2 ; (y_1 + y_2)/2 )

M ((3 + 5)/2 ; (8 + 4)/2 )

M(4 ; 6)