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1-161.

The parabola *y* = –(*x* – 3)^{2} + 4 is graphed below. Use four trapezoids of equal width to approximate the area under the parabola for 1 ≤ *x* ≤ 5. Is this area an overestimate or an underestimate of the true area under the parabola? Explore this using the Estimating Area Under a Curve eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎Homework Help ✎

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