1. ## Riemann Sum/Integration

Why is the answer using a Riemann Sum different from the answer using integration?

2. Originally Posted by ronaldo0077
Why is the answer using a Riemann Sum different from the answer using integration?
for a finite number of partitions, a Riemann sum is an approximation for the value of the definite integral.

3. Isnt a Riemann Sum more of an exact answer

4. Originally Posted by ronaldo0077
Isnt a Riemann Sum more of an exact answer
only if there are an infinite number of partitions ... making it equal to a definite integral.