# How do you find the error that occurs when the area between the curve #y=x^3+1# and the x-axis over the interval [0,1] is approximated by the trapezoid rule with n = 4?

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Mar 6, 2015

Assuming that you want the actual error, use the fundamental theorem of calculus to get the exact value of

I guess it's easy to see that

The trapezoid rule with

The error, then is