Left and Right hand sums.

*t* (s) | 0 | 12 | 24 | 36 | 48 | 60 |

*v* (ft/s) | 32 | 28 | 24 | 22 | 24 | 28 |

Readings at 12 second intervals. Estimate distance traveled Deltax= 12

1. estimate distance using the velocities in the beginning of the time intervals:

=156 = 12(28+24+22+24+0)=L6 This is correct

2. give another estimate at the end of the time intervals.

I did 12(32+28+24+22+24+28) = 1896 =R6 Which is wrong

PART B)

Are your estimates in parts (a) and (b) upper and lower estimates? Explain.

a (b) is a lower estimate and (a) is an upper estimate since *v* is a decreasing function of *t*.

b (a) is a lower estimate and (b) is an upper estimate since *v* is an increasing function of *t*.

c. (a) and (b) are neither lower nor upper estimates since *v* is neither an increasing nor decreasing function of *t *

I chose b but it's wrong. But I believe it is choice c since the intervals are an irregular curve

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Hey Steelers72.

I am also inclined to go with c) as well for the answer.

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Yes, (c) is correct: v decreases from 24 to 36 and increases from 36 to 48.

For the first part of the problem, I get:

using velocity at beginning of interval: 12(32+28+24+22+24) = 1560

using velocity at end of interval: 12(28+24+22+24+28) = 1512

- Hollywood

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Thank you for your replies! Im confused with the end of interval. Why would 32 not be included? I was thinking not to include the 60s and 28 ft/s since it's at the end(?) You're right, but could you explain why 32 is left out? thanks again!!

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Oh wow, never mind! I answered my own question.

For left hand sums, you leave out the right-most measurement and for right hand sums you leave out the left-most measurement right?

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That's correct.

- Hollywood