# How do you find the midpoint of (5, 2) and (-1, -2)?

Apr 16, 2016

The midpoint $= \left(2 , 0\right)$

#### Explanation:

 (5,2) = color(blue)(x_1 , y_1
 ( -1 , -2 )= color(blue)(x_2 , y_2

The midpoint is calculated using formula:
Midpoint $= \left(\frac{{x}_{1} + {x}_{2}}{2} , \frac{{y}_{1} + {y}_{2}}{2}\right)$

$= \left(\frac{5 + \left(- 1\right)}{2} , \frac{2 + \left(- 2\right)}{2}\right)$

$= \left(\frac{4}{2} , \frac{0}{2}\right)$

$= \left(2 , 0\right)$