# Find the coordinates of the midpoint of the segment with the given endpoints G(-4, 4) and H(6, 4).

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## Answer: The coordinates of the midpoint of the segment with the given endpoints G(-4, 4) and H(6, 4) are (1, 4).

Let's understand the solution in detail.

**Explanation:**

We use the section formula to solve the problem.

Let's understand the section formula using the diagram given below.

From the above figure, we can see that if P divides the line segment AB in the ratio m_{1}:m_{2}, then coordinates of P is given by the formula:

⇒ x-coordinate of P = (m_{1}x_{2} + m_{2}x_{1}) / (m_{1} + m_{2}) ---------------- (1)

⇒ y-coordinate of P = (m_{1}y_{2} + m_{2}y_{1}) / (m_{1} + m_{2}) --------------- (2)

In the above problem given, we apply this formula to get the answer.

To find the midpoint, we see that it divides the line segment GH in the ratio 1:1. Hence, m_{1} = 1 and m_{2} = 1.

Let's substitute the coordinates of G for (x_{1}, y_{1}) and coordinates of H for (x_{2}, y_{2}) wth m_{1} = 1 and m_{2} = 1 in (1) and (2)

Hence, The coordinates of the midpoint are given by ((x_{1} + x_{2}) / 2, (y_{1} + y_{2}) / 2).-------------- (3)

We have, G(-4, 4) and H(6, 4) [Given]

Thus, x_{1} = -4, x_{2} = 6, y_{1} = 4, y_{2} = 4

By substituting these values in (3) we get,

The coordinates of the midpoint = ((-4 + 6) / 2, (4 + 4) / 2).

The coordinates of the midpoint = (1, 4)