# The difference between two numbers...

• Jul 4th 2007, 12:25 PM
icebreaker09
The difference between two numbers...
OK, how would I figure out the midpoint of two segments? For example, it's pretty easy to deduce on \$\displaystyle segment\ AB\$ if A= 40 and B = 80, the midpoint is 60 but how would I do it for more difficult numbers?
The best solution I could come up with is literally witting out every number and counting towards the middle, even though I know it invites accidents and simple (in a bad way). Any suggestions?
• Jul 4th 2007, 12:51 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by icebreaker09
OK, how would I figure out the midpoint of two segments? For example, it's pretty easy to deduce on \$\displaystyle segment\ AB\$ if A= 40 and B = 80, the midpoint is 60 but how would I do it for more difficult numbers?
The best solution I could come up with is literally witting out every number and counting towards the middle, even though I know it invites accidents and simple (in a bad way). Any suggestions?

take the average of the two numbers