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Riemann sum

  • Thread starter chukie
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ProblemFor the information given below estimate the velocity of the car over the 10 second interval using 5 subintervals and midpoints.
Car velocity and time:
time (t) velocity
0 0
1 20
2 35
3 48
4 62
5 75
6 85
7 93
8 99
9 106
10 111
 

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i just dunno which times i should take the midpoints. im debating between taking times at (1,3,5,7,9) and (2,3,6,8,10). can sumone help me?
 
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Dick
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I would take the midpoints at (1,3,5,7,9). Just because 10 isn't a midpoint. You don't know the value at 11.
 
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It shouldn't really matter ... but midpoints are always the best.

For understanding plot these points and see what happens
if pick left points, middle points, or right points
 
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alright thanks guys =)
 

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