# How do you find the midpoint of the line segment joining (–2, 8) and (–10, 2)?

Jun 14, 2017

$\left(- 6 , 5\right)$

#### Explanation:

The midpoint is the average of the coordinates

so for$\left(- 2 , 8\right) , \left(- 10 , 2\right)$

we have

$\left(\frac{\left(- 2 + - 10\right)}{2} , \frac{\left(8 + 2\right)}{2}\right)$

$= \left(- \frac{12}{2} , \frac{10}{2}\right)$

$\left(- 6 , 5\right)$