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Question 9 (a) 

Both parts of this question concern the integral . (a) Write down the Simpson’s Rule approximation to with . You may leave your answer in calculatorready form. 
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Hint 

Recall the Simpson rule:
where is even and . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since and , we have , and so , , , , , , and . Since Simpson’s Rule with in general is
with , the desired approximation is
