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Beg Algebra: Find distance & midpoint betwn points

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/925-beg-algebra-find-distance-midpoint-betwn-points This lesson is part of a series: Beginner Algebra Professor Burger proves the distance formula (distance = square root [(x1-x2)^2 + (y1-y2)^2] ) using the pythagorean theorum. Using this formula, you can find the distance between two points on a line. Professor Burger goes on to prove the midpoint formula ( [x1 + x2]/2, [y1 + y2]/2). The midpoint formula is in the form of a point on a line and is the average of the points on the x and y axes. Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Beginning Algebra. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at http://www.thinkwell.com/student/product/beginningalgebra. The full course covers linear equations, inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, relations and functions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations and systems of equations.
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