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

Mar 3, 2016

The midpoint $= \left(0 , \frac{- 11}{2}\right)$

#### Explanation:

(-4,-3) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1
(4,-8) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

Midpoint is calculated using formula: color(blue)(((x_1+x_2)/2 , (y_1+y_2)/2)

$= \left(\frac{- 4 + 4}{2} , \frac{- 3 + \left(- 8\right)}{2}\right)$

$= \left(\frac{0}{2} , \frac{- 11}{2}\right)$

$= \left(0 , \frac{- 11}{2}\right)$