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    Find the Midpoint Between Two Points

    The question is worded as follows:

    find the midpoint (a,b) between the two points (-5,5),(-4,2).

    Then it has two answer fields. one for A= and another for B=. How am I supposed to answer this?
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    re: Find the Midpoint Between Two Points

    Hi Champloo11,
    The question is for you to calculate the values of x-coordinate 'a' and the y -coordinate 'b' of the mid-point.
    Is the question clear to you now.

    Kalyan
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    re: Find the Midpoint Between Two Points

    The midpoint betweens two others is defined as the one with equal distance to both. That would mean that if X=(-5,5), Y=(-4,2) and M is the midpoint between those, we have:

    d(X,M) = d(Y,M)

    Since this is \mathbb{R}^2, the midpoint would be middleway the line connecting X and Y.
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    re: Find the Midpoint Between Two Points

    Thank you everyone, I kept misreading the question. I thought it was asking for 2 individual points, and not the assignment of the points x and y as a and b.
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