   Chapter 1.4, Problem 47E

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Find an equation of the line that has slope −2 and passes through the midpoint of the line segment joining the points P1(−2, −4) and P2(3, 6).

To determine

To find: The equation of line that has slope and passes through the given midpoints of line segment.

Explanation

Given:

Two points are P1(2,4) and P2(3,6) and a slope m=2 .

Formula used:

The formula to calculate the equation of line that has slope m and passes through the point (x1,y1) is,

m=yy1xx1 (1)

The formula to calculate the midpoint of line segment from A(x1,y1) and B(x2,y2) is,

Midpoint=(x1+x22,y1+y22) (2)

Calculation:

Substitute 2 for x1 , 3 for x2 , 4 for y1 and 6 for y2 in equation (2)

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