# How do you find the midpoint of the line segment joining A (-3,-2) and B (5,-2)?

##### 1 Answer
Mar 15, 2018

$M \left(1 , - 2\right)$

#### Explanation:

If $A \left({x}_{1.} {y}_{1}\right) \mathmr{and} B \left({x}_{2.} {y}_{2}\right)$,then the midpoint of the line segment
$\overline{A B} = M \left(\frac{{x}_{1} + {x}_{2}}{2} , \frac{{y}_{1} + {y}_{2}}{2}\right)$
.We have,$A \left(- 3 , - 2\right) \mathmr{and} B \left(5 , - 2\right)$
So,
$M \left(\frac{- 3 + 5}{2} , \frac{- 2 - 2}{2}\right) = M \left(\frac{2}{2} , \frac{- 4}{2}\right) = M \left(1 , - 2\right)$