Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH101/April 2009/Question 01 (j)
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Question 01 (j) 

Give the Simpson’s rule approximation to using 4 equal subintervals (do not simplify your answer). 
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Hint 

The formula for the Simpson's rule is given by where as always is an even integer. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The formula for the Simpson's rule is given by When , we have that and thus, the Simpson's rule approximation that we need is 