Help with basic area problem.

After reading my Calculus II book, I am having problems actually applying what Ive learned to a problem. It's very difficult for me to learn off just reading books, (and then applying what ive learned).

So here's the problem, find the area under the curve using right end rectangles for: f(x) = x; [0,1]. With 10 rectangles, A(sub10) = ?

Thank you. I just understand it but I cannot apply it to what ive learned, that is what is hard. I don't have a math teacher; I'm doing this on my own accord.
 
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Perion

See this page for an explanation of partitioning over a closed interval and then determining the "Riemann Sum" of the partitions a similar problem to what you gave - I think they use f(x) = x^2 and the interval is [0,2].

Perion
 
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1) Partition your interval as follows:
[tex]I_{j}=[\frac{j-1}{10},\frac{j}{10}],j=1,2...10[/tex]
2) The minimum value of f(x)=x on [tex]I_{j}[/tex] is obviously [tex]\frac{j-1}{10}[/tex]
3) Hence, since interval length is 1/10, you get:
[tex]A_{sub,10}=\sum_{j=1}^{10}\frac{j-1}{10}\frac{1}{10}=\frac{1}{10^{2}}\sum_{j=1}^{10}(j-1)[/tex]
 
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