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    Riemann sums problem

    Hi. My professor assigned the attached problem.

    Could anyone be of help explaining how to solve this? He hasn't explained it yet and I'm having some trouble.

    Thanks very much.

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    Your \Delta x=\frac{2-1}{5}=0.2.
    Your partition points are x_k=1+k\cdot \Delta x.
    The lower sum is \sum\limits_{k = 0}^4 {f(x_k )\Delta x}
    The upper sum is \sum\limits_{k = 1}^5 {f(x_k )\Delta x} .
    Now just do the caluclutions.
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