# How do you find the midpoint of (3,-17), (2,-8)?

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Feb 12, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

The coordinates of a midpoint of a line segment are the average of coordinates of its ends:

#x_M=(x_A+x_B)/2#

#y_M=(y_A+y_B)/2#

if the points were located in a 3D space you would have to add the third coordinate:

#z_M=(z_A+z_B)/2#

So in the given example we have:

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