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If C is the midpoint of the points A(–3, –4), and B(–5, 6), then AC =

(A) 5
(B) $$\sqrt{26}$$
(C) $$\sqrt{61}$$
(D) 8
(E) 10

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Bunuel wrote:
If C is the midpoint of the points A(–3, –4), and B(–5, 6), then AC =

(A) 5
(B) $$\sqrt{26}$$
(C) $$\sqrt{61}$$
(D) 8
(E) 10

pt c= (-3-5/2) , (-4+6/2) ; (-4,1)
AC ; √26
IMO B
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Bunuel wrote:
If C is the midpoint of the points A(–3, –4), and B(–5, 6), then AC =

(A) 5
(B) $$\sqrt{26}$$
(C) $$\sqrt{61}$$
(D) 8
(E) 10

Since the midpoint divides a segment into two segments of equal length, AC = ½ x AB.

The length of AB, by the distance formula, is

√[(-3 - (-5))^2 + (-4 - 6)^2]

√[4 + 100]

√104

2√26

Thus, AC = ½ x 2√26 = √26.

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Re: If C is the midpoint of the points A(–3, –4), and B(–5, 6), then AC =  [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
If C is the midpoint of the points A(–3, –4), and B(–5, 6), then AC =

(A) 5
(B) $$\sqrt{26}$$
(C) $$\sqrt{61}$$
(D) 8
(E) 10

pt c= (-3-5/2) , (-4+6/2) ; (-4,1)
AC ; √26
IMO B

I didn't understand how you arrived it in this method
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Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If C is the midpoint of the points A(–3, –4), and B(–5, 6), then AC =

(A) 5
(B) $$\sqrt{26}$$
(C) $$\sqrt{61}$$
(D) 8
(E) 10

pt c= (-3-5/2) , (-4+6/2) ; (-4,1)
AC ; √26
IMO B

I didn't understand how you arrived it in this method

Two formula to use
Midpoint x1+X2/2 and y1+y2/2
Once you get C co-ordinate apply distance formula..
Or use distance formula between a&b and divide by 2 to get AC

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