### Home > APCALC > Chapter 1 > Lesson 1.2.3 > Problem 1-58

If for , estimate the area under the curve for

Using six left endpoint rectangles. The first two rectangles are drawn for you.

Regarding the word ESTIMATE: You are not being asked to make a guess. You still need to compute. Of course, the area using rectangles is an approximation of the actual area under

.Sketch the remaining rectangle. Notice: The height of the LAST rectangle is evaluated at

(not).Each rectangle has a base of

and a height of .___________? Using six right endpoint rectangles.

Notice: The height of the FIRST rectangle is evaluated at

. The height of the LAST rectangle is evaluated at.Each rectangle has a base of

and a height of .__________? Using six trapezoids. What do you notice? Does this always happen?

? The trapezoidal sum is the AVERAGE of the left- and right-endpoint sums! Expain why this happens (algebraically and geometrically).

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