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Use the midpoint formula to find the midpoint of the line segment.

Substitute in the values for and .

Add and .

Divide by .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Divide by .

Subtract from .

Find the Midpoint (-1,-8) , (3,-4)