Question

A town is mapped on a coordinate grid. The library is located at point (-3, 9) and the museum is located at
point (8, 2).
Where is the midpoint of the line segment whose endpoints are the library and the museum?
O (-5.5, 5.5)
O (-5.5, 3.5)
O (2.5, 3.5)
O (2.5, 5.5)

1. thugiang
Applying the Midpoint Formula, the midpoint of the line segment whose endpoints are the library and the museum is calculated as: D. (2.5, 5.5).

### What is the Midpoint Formula?

To find the coordinates of the midpoint between two endpoints on a coordinate plane, the midpoint formula that is used is expressed as: M[(x2 + x1)/2, (y2 + y1)/2].
Given the following coordinates:
The library is located at point (-3, 9)
The museum is located at point (8, 2), therefore, let:
(-3, 9) = (x1, y1)
(8, 2) = (x2, y2)
Midpoint = M(x, y)
Substitute the values into M[(x2 + x1)/2, (y2 + y1)/2]:
M(x, y) = [(8 + (-3))/2, (2 + 9)/2]
M(x, y) = (5/2, 11/2)
M(x, y) = (2.5, 5.5)
Thus, the midpoint of the line segment whose endpoints are the library and the museum is calculated as: D. (2.5, 5.5).