# How do you find the midpoint of (5, 2) and (-1, -2)?

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Apr 1, 2016

#### Explanation:

Split up the co-ordinates into

Finding the midpoint is the same as finding an average. Add up the two values and divide by the number that there are. For

Doing the same for

Now re-attaching the

You can also draw a graph and label the two points and through some metric trickery find the midpoint, such as measuring the length of the line, dividing it by two and finding the half-way point, but it's much quicker to work out averages, if less intuitive.