How do you find the midpoint of (5, 2) and (-1, -2)?
Split up the co-ordinates into
Finding the midpoint is the same as finding an average. Add up the two values and divide by the number that there are. For
Doing the same for
Now re-attaching the
You can also draw a graph and label the two points and through some metric trickery find the midpoint, such as measuring the length of the line, dividing it by two and finding the half-way point, but it's much quicker to work out averages, if less intuitive.