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Algebra II Recipe: Finding the Midpoint of a Segment
A. Facts
  1. The midpoint is the exact middle of a segment.
  2. The midpoint is like the “average” of the segment.
  3. The midpoint formula is 
B. Steps for Finding the Midpoint of a Segment
  1. Label the endpoints of the segment (x1, y1) and (x2, y2).
  2. Substitute the values into the midpoint formula.
  3. Simplify each fraction.
 
ExamplesExample:
Find the midpoint of the segment with endpoints (-7,1) and (-2,5).



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