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1-160.

The function is graphed at right, along with four left endpoint rectangles which approximate the area under the curve from

*to*

*.*

Why does it look like there are only three rectangles?

What happens if the left endpoint is on the

-axis?Since

, the height of the rectangle is. Recall that area under the

-axis is negative, while area above the-axis is positive. Approximate the area under the curve forusing these four rectangles. Sum the areas of all four rectangles together. Remember to treat a rectangle's area as negative if it is below the

-axis.