In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, what is the midpoint of the line segment that has the endpoints (3,8) and (1,-4) ?

A.) (-2,-12)

B.) (-1,-6)

C.) (11/2, -3/2)

D.) (2,2)

E.) (4,-12)

A.) (-2,-12)

B.) (-1,-6)

C.) (11/2, -3/2)

D.) (2,2)

E.) (4,-12)

**The coordinates of the midpoint of a line segment between two points is found by simply adding the x-coordinates**

and dividing by two and also adding the y-coordinates and dividing by two.

and dividing by two and also adding the y-coordinates and dividing by two.

3 + 1 8 + (-4)

----- , ---------

2 2

4 4

-- , ----

2 2

= (2,2)

**D.) (2,2)**

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