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Length and midpoint

A segment has endpoints with coordinates (2,-7) and (5,1). Find the length and midpoint of the segment.

A) L= the square root of 73, (3.5,-3)

B) L= the square root of 97, (3.5,-4)

C) L= the square root of 97, (3.5,-3)

D) L= the square root of 55, (3.5,-3)

Solution Preview

The answer is A.
The midpoint formula is M = { ( x2+x1)/2 , (y2+y1)/2 }.
This gives the point, the x,y coordinate that is ...

Solution Summary

This shows how to find the length and midpoint of the segment with given endpoints.

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