A new transmission tower will be put up midway between two existing towers. On a map drawn on a coordinate plane, the coordinates of first existing tower are (-5,-3) and the coordinates of the second existing tower are (9,13). What are the coordinates of the point where the new tower will be placed?

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  • Brainly User
2015-09-22T08:31:10+08:00
Midpoint of 2 points in a Cartesian Plane:
(  \frac{x1+x2}{2} ,  \frac{y1+y2}{2} )
x1 = -5    x2 = 9
y1 = -3    y2 = 13

Midpoint = ( \frac{-5+9}{2} ,  \frac{-3+13}{2} )

Midpoint = ( \frac{4}{2} ,  \frac{10}{2} )

Midpoint = (2, 5)

The coordinates of the point where the new tower will be placed is at (2,5).
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