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Approximating Area And Volume 
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Jul1211, 01:10 AM

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I am given a table of values to calculate the volume of water in a lake.
X(m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Y(m) 10.2 39.1 56.9 43.2 28.5 17.7 9.8 Where X is intervals across the lake Where Y is depth of the lake in meters The aim is to work out the volume using a range of different methods, including; Upper and lower rectangles Trapezium Method Simpson's Method I understand how to calculate the area under the curve, however i am not sure how to use the values calculated for area to determine the volume of the lake Thanks 


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Jul1211, 01:56 AM

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I'm not sure either. Are you given any information about the z direction? You can't calculate volume if you only have information about 2 of the 3 dimensions.



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Jul1311, 05:53 AM

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no z direction, nothing, that is what has me confused



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