# Math Help - how to find xi(bar) = .5(x(i-1) - xi) using the midpoint rule

1. ## how to find xi(bar) = .5(x(i-1) - xi) using the midpoint rule

i need some help in finding xi using the midpoint rule. here is an example problem:

integral from 0 to 1 of (1 + x^4)^(1/2) where n=10

2. Originally Posted by chse720
i need some help in finding xi using the midpoint rule. here is an example problem:

integral from 0 to 1 of (1 + x^4)^(1/2) where n=10
As you are to use $n=10$ intervals they are each of length $\delta x=[1-0]/10=0.1$ and the mid points of the intervals are the points:

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x_i = (i-1) \delta x + \delta x/2=(i-1/2)\delta x, \ \ \ i=1, .. , 10
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