How do you find the area using the trapezoidal approximation method, given # sinx(dx) #, on the interval [0, pi] with n=10?

1 Answer
Apr 25, 2018

Answer:

The answer #A=113.652#

Explanation:

Follow the steps below
-Firstly:[sketch the function f(x)=sin(x) on interval #[0,pi]#

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-secondly:[find the width=(b-a)/n ]

#width=(b-a)/n=(pi-0)/10=pi/10#

-Thirdly: write the parts of interval

#[0,pi/10] [pi/10,2pi/10] [2pi/10,3pi/10] [3pi/10,4pi/10] #

#[4pi/10,5pi/10] ........[9pi/10,pi]#

the sketch of function after separate it by intervals

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-Fourthly calculate the area by using the law:

#A=(b-a)/(2n)[f(x_0)+2f(x_1)+2f(x_2)+........+2f(x_(n-1))+f(x_n)]#

#A=pi/20[f(0)+2f(pi/10)+2f(2pi/10)+2f(3pi/10)+2f(4pi/10)+2f(5pi/10)+2f(6pi/10)+2f(7pi/10)+2f(8pi/10)+2f(9pi/10)+f(pi)]#

#pi/20[0+0.618+1.176+1.618+1.902+2+1.902+1.618+1.176+0.618+0]#

#A=pi/20(12.628)=9*(12.628)=113.652#

Note #pi=180#