# Simpson's Rule with a table of information

• November 30th 2009, 04:14 PM
derekjonathon
Simpson's Rule with a table of information
Use Simpson's rule t and all the data in the following table to estimate the value of the integral

$\displaystyle \int_{-16}^{-10}y\,dx$

x -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10
y 8 8 -9 -9 0 4 4

I can see a pattern of x decreasing by 1 but the y is throwing me off.
• December 2nd 2009, 01:11 AM
BobP
Write down Simpson's Rule for 6 strips of width 1. The y's are simply the 7 function values $f(0),f(1),\dots f(6)$.