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Homework Help: Use the Reimann Sum to calculate the area.

  1. Nov 11, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Estimate the area of the region under the curve y = ln(x) for 1 ≤ x ≤ 5. Use the left-hand rule with n = 50.

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    Do I really have to do 50 calculations? There has to be a faster way :/ (aside from using the definite integral)
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  3. Nov 11, 2012 #2


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    You're probably meant to use a computer.
  4. Nov 12, 2012 #3
    well he asked us this question during a test so there has to be a way.
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