Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH101/April 2007/Question 01 (d)
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Question 01 (d) 

Write down the Simpson's Rule approximation for . You may leave your answer expressed as a sum of fractions. 
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Hint 

The formula for Simpson's rule is where, as always 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Notice that in our problem, we have
and so we have
as required. 