a line segment has an endpoint (4,6). IF the midpoint of the line segment is (1,5), what are the coordinates of the point at the other end of the line segment
my math teacher gave us this problem for homework and need help
2 Answers By Expert Tutors
Mathematics Teacher - NCLB Highly Qualified
Use the mid-point formula:
For the x coordinate
1 = (4 + x) / 2
2 = 4 + x
-2 = x
For the y coordiante
5 = (y + 6) / 2
10 = y + 6
4 = y
Online Tutor with Master's Degree in Math
I would recommend drawing a diagram and using slope (rise over run).
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