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Simpsons Rule Problem

  1. Feb 18, 2009 #1
    I put this in the homework section a few days ago, but the homework was already due, and I'd like an explanation as to how to do this please. I have a feeling a similar problem will be on the exam.

    The widths (in meters) of a kidney-shaped swimming pool were measured at 2 meter intervals as indicated in the figure. Use Simpson's Rule to estimate the area of the pool. Please round the answer to the nearest square meter.


    a = 5.8
    b = 6.6
    c = 5.4
    d = 5.8
    e = 5.2
    f = 4.8
    g = 5.2


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  3. Feb 19, 2009 #2


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    I am assuming that a and g were each 2 meters from the edge.
    Then Simpson's rule gives 4(4a+2b+4c+2d+4e+2f +4g)/6.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2009
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