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    choosing the nth term in the simpsons rule

    hello guys,

    I'm doing a few simpsons rule for intergration questions and while a few have given me the nth term there is one question that hasn't. How do I choose the nth term? by nth term i mean the number of sectors it is split up by. I am aware that it has to be an even number but thats as far as i know


    Does it matter? will the answer just be more accurate the higher the nth term?

    looking forward to your comments

    Many thanks
    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterob View Post
    hello guys,

    I'm doing a few simpsons rule for intergration questions and while a few have given me the nth term there is one question that hasn't. How do I choose the nth term? by nth term i mean the number of sectors it is split up by. I am aware that it has to be an even number but thats as far as i know


    Does it matter? will the answer just be more accurate the higher the nth term?

    looking forward to your comments

    Many thanks
    Rob
    Yes, the higher the number of subintervals n, the better the approximation.
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    thank you sir
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