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Question 01 (f)
Use a Riemann sum with n = 2 and select the midpoints of subintervals to estimate the area under the graph of
from 0 to 4.
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With n = 2 and an interval of we have
i.e. our subinterval endpoints are 0, 2 and 4.
To approximate with midpoints, we need to take sample points
(these are the midpoints of and , and and respectively).
The area under the curve is approximated by the midpoint Riemann sum, which yields
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