Find the approximate area between the curve and the x-axis, from to using 5 inscribed rectangles of equal width. My Work: Hows it look?
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Originally Posted by R3ap3r Find the approximate area between the curve and the x-axis, from to using 5 inscribed rectangles of equal width. My Work: Hows it look? I don't understand why you multiplied by 1/2 twice on the outside. It seems to me the area should be 65 by that method, not 32.5.
I c. How would you solve this problem?
Originally Posted by R3ap3r I c. How would you solve this problem? I like your method, I just don't understand why you multiplied by 1/2 twice on the outside. It seems you are doing something along the lines of for the area of each rectangle. Am I correct in this assumption?
well my friend and i plugged in .5 for h. is that wrong? this is the trapezium rule btw
Last edited by R3ap3r; Apr 27th 2008 at 03:44 PM.
Here's a good page about it maybe you can tell me if what I did is wrong The Trapezium Rule
Originally Posted by R3ap3r Here's a good page about it maybe you can tell me if what I did is wrong The Trapezium Rule Where'd you get .5 for h from? It looks like your h (width of each section) should be 1.
hmmm howd i miss that. you are correct thanks.
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