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6-51.

Midpoint rectangles have their height defined at the midpoint of the interval. For the function $f ( x ) = \frac { 1 } { 2 } x + \operatorname {cos}(x)$ graphed below, you previously found the heights to be $f(1.5) ≈ 0.821$, $f(2.5) ≈ 0.449$, $f(3.5) ≈ 0.814$.

1. Approximate $A(f, 1 ≤ x ≤ 4)$ using midpoint rectangles.

There are only three rectangles.
No need to use sigma notation.

Just find the area of each rectangle and add. Be sure to organize your work in a way that others will understand your process.

1. Find the exact area and compare it with your approximation.

Find the exact area using a definite integral.