### Home > CALC > Chapter 1 > Lesson 1.3.3 > Problem 1-131

1-131.

Compute the finite differences (that is, find the difference in *y*-values as *x* increases) and look for a pattern.

Use geometry to find the area of the trapezoid between *x* = 0 and *x* = 2 for each value of *a*. Keep your results organized.

Is the difference between the areas growing constantly or linearly? If not, how else could it be growing, and by what pattern each time?