# Precalculus Examples

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Step 1

Use the midpoint formula to find the midpoint of the line segment.

Step 2

Substitute in the values for and .

Step 3

Step 3.1

Factor out of .

Step 3.2

Factor out of .

Step 3.3

Factor out of .

Step 3.4

Cancel the common factors.

Step 3.4.1

Factor out of .

Step 3.4.2

Cancel the common factor.

Step 3.4.3

Rewrite the expression.

Step 3.4.4

Divide by .

Step 4

Add and .

Step 5

Step 5.1

Factor out of .

Step 5.2

Factor out of .

Step 5.3

Factor out of .

Step 5.4

Cancel the common factors.

Step 5.4.1

Factor out of .

Step 5.4.2

Cancel the common factor.

Step 5.4.3

Rewrite the expression.

Step 5.4.4

Divide by .

Step 6

Add and .

Step 7