# How do you find the midpoint of P = (5, 6) and M = (8, 2)?

Feb 20, 2016

Midpoint is $\left(6 \frac{1}{2} , 4\right)$

#### Explanation:

Midpoint of two points $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ is given by $\left(\frac{{x}_{1} + {x}_{2}}{2} , \frac{{y}_{1} + {y}_{2}}{2}\right)$

Hence midpoint of P = $\left(5 , 6\right)$ and M = $\left(8 , 2\right)$ is $\left(\frac{5 + 8}{2} , \frac{6 + 2}{2}\right)$ or

$\left(6 \frac{1}{2} , 4\right)$