# How does the midpoint formula involve finding averages?

The midpoint $M$ of the points $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ is found by
$M = \left(\frac{{x}_{1} + {x}_{2}}{2} , \frac{{y}_{1} + {y}_{2}}{2}\right)$.
As you can see above, the each coordinate of $M$ is the average of the corresponding coordinates of the endpoints.