# Midpoint Formula

Midpoint is the point which is in between an equal distance from both the points and it lies on the line segment which connects the two points. You need to find out the midpoint by just adding the two values of both points together and then dividing it by 2. Then add the two values together and divide it by 2.

Xm = (x1 + x2) /2
Ym = (y1 + y2) /2 http://virtualnerd.com/algebra-2/conic-sections/midpoint-distance-formulas/midpoint-formula/midpoint-line-segment-example

This is the midpoint formula that works in a similar way. If you have to find out the point which is just halfway between the two values or points, which is just an average of the x and y values.

Example 1

Find out the midpoint Q between (-2, 3) and (5, -5).

First, apply the formula of midpoint, then

Xm = (-2 + 5)/2 = 1.5
Ym = (3 + -5)/2 = -1

Thus, the answer is Q (1.5, -1). Example 2

Find out the midpoint M between (5, 3) and (-2, 4).

Here we will apply the midpoint formula

Xm = (5 + -2)/2 = 1.5
Ym = (3 + 4)/2 = 3.5

Thus, the answer is M (1.5, 3.5). 