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Definite Integrals

Definite Integrals

Comparing Right- and Left-Hand Sums Exercises

Example 1

Let f be a decreasing function on [a, b] and let R be the region between the graph of f and the x-axis on [a, b].

  • Will LHS(n) be an over- or under-estimate of the area of R?
  • Will RHS(n) be an over- or under-estimate of the area of R?
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