What is the midpoint M of AB ?
Determine the coordinates of point P, on AB, that is
of the way from A to B.
What is the equation of the line that passes through points A and B?
Calculate the distance between points M and P.
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What is the y-intercept? What is the slope?
Use a slope triangle drawn between M and P, and the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the distance.
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