# How do you find the midpoint of c(3,5),M(5,-7)?

Jul 28, 2018

The midpoint is at $\left(4 , - 1\right)$.

#### Explanation:

The midpoint formula is $\left(\frac{{x}_{1} + {x}_{2}}{2} , \frac{{y}_{1} + {y}_{2}}{2}\right)$.

We have two points, so let's plug them into the formula and simplify:
$\left(\frac{3 + 5}{2} , \frac{5 + \left(- 7\right)}{2}\right)$

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

$= \left(4 , - 1\right)$

Therefore, the midpoint is at $\left(4 , - 1\right)$.

Hope this helps!