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Q:
# if y is the midpoint of xz, y is located at (3,-1), and z is located at (11,-5), find the coordinates of x

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[tex]\bf ~~~~~~~~~~~~\textit{middle point of 2 points } \\\\ X(\stackrel{x_1}{x}~,~\stackrel{y_1}{y})\qquad Z(\stackrel{x_2}{11}~,~\stackrel{y_2}{-5}) \qquad \left(\cfrac{ x_2 + x_1}{2}~~~ ,~~~ \cfrac{ y_2 + y_1}{2} \right) \\\\\\ \left(\cfrac{11+x}{2}~~,~~\cfrac{-5+y}{2} \right)=\stackrel{\stackrel{midpoint}{y}}{(3,-1)}\implies \begin{cases} \cfrac{11+x}{2}=3\\[1em] 11+x=6\\ \boxed{x=-5}\\ \cline{1-1} \cfrac{-5+y}{2}=-1\\[1em] -5+y=-2\\ \boxed{y=3} \end{cases}[/tex]