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On graph paper, plot and .  

  1. If is the midpoint of , is the midpoint of , and is the midpoint of , find the coordinates of .

    When finding the midpoint remember to calculate the average of the -coordinates and the average of the -coordinates for the two points.

  2. What fraction of the distance from to is ?

    Draw a slope triangle for and a slope triangle for , then compare their side lengths.

  3. Use the ratio from part (b) to find the coordinates of point .

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