Midpoint

Midpoint

[mid-point]

The midpoint (also known as class mark in relation to histogram) is the middle point of a line segment. It is equidistant from both endpoints. The formula for determining the midpoint of a segment in the plane, with endpoints (x_1, y_1) and (x_2, y_2) is

left(tfrac{x_1 + x_2}{2}, tfrac{y_1 + y_2}{2}right).

In three-dimensional Cartesian space, the midpoint formula is

M=left(tfrac{x_1 + x_2}{2}, tfrac{y_1 + y_2}{2}, tfrac{z_1 + z_2}{2}right).

See also

External links

  • Animation - showing the characteristics of the midpoint of a line segment

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