# What is the distance between the origin and the midpoint of #(1, 2)# and #(-3, 6)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

First, we use this formula to find the midpoint of these two points:

Where

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:

Next, we can use the distance formula to find the distance between the origin, which is (0, 0) and (-1, 4). The formula for calculating the distance between two points is:

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives: