**Answer:**

<h3>YES, the value of a is 2</h3>

**Step-by-step explanation:**

Given the coordinates F(b+1, a+2, M(3,5) and G(2a, 3b+3), if M is the midpoint of F and G then, to get the value of a and b we will use the formula for calculating the midpoint a shown;

M(X, Y) = (x₁+x₂/2, y₁+y₂/2)

X = x₁+x₂/2 and Y = y₁+y₂/2

From the given coordinates x₁ = b+1, y₁ = a+2, x₂ = 2a, y₂ = 3b+3, X = 3 and Y = 5

Substituting the given parameters into the formula, we can get the value of a and b as shown;

3 = b+1+2a/2

6 = 2a+b+1

2a+b = 5 ............... 1

Similarly, for the Y coordinate;

5 = a+2+3b+3/2

10 = a+2+3b+3

a+3b = 10-2-3

a+3b = 5 ........ 2

Solving equation 1 and 2 simulatneously using elimination method

2a+b = 5 ............... 1 * 1

a+3b = 5 ........ 2 * 2

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2a+b = 5 ...........3

2a +6b = 10.......... 4

subtract 3 from 4

b - 6b = 5-10

-5b = -5

b = -5/-5

**b = 1**

**substitute b =1 into equation 2 to get a;**

a + 3b = 5

a + 3(1) = 5

a = 5-3

**a = 2**

<em>**From the calculation above it is seen that the value of variable a can be determined and it is equivalent to 2**</em>

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