# What is the midpoint of (-3, 5) and (2, -1)?

The midpoint uses the average of the $x$'s and the average of the $y$'s. So
$x$ coordinate: $\frac{- 3 + 2}{2} = - \frac{1}{2}$
$y$ coordinate: $\frac{5 + \left(- 1\right)}{2} = \frac{4}{2} = 2$
The midpoint is $\left(- \frac{1}{2} , 2\right)$