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What is Simpson's Rule? - Example & Formula

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Simpson's Rule is based on the area under a(n) _____.

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1. In Simpson's Rule there is an h variable. This variable is equal to _____.

2. To get a better approximation to the integral of a function using Simpson's Rule, the value of N can be _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you understand about Simpson's Rule by answering these interactive study questions. Specifically, you'll be quizzed on topics like what the rule is based on and the 'h' variable in the formula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following points of study will be addressed:

  • Value of 'N' with regard to an integral of a function
  • The use of Simpson's Rule to evaluate a given integral
  • Type of number for the value of 'N' in Simpson's Rule

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve Simpson's Rule practice problems
  • Making connections - use understanding of Simpson's Rule and its connection to the value of 'N' in an integral function
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rule and its foundation under a certain object

Additional Learning

To learn more about the rule, consider the lesson we've created and called 'What is Simpson's Rule? - Example & Formula.' Explore the subject with these bullet points listed below:

  • Overview of integration in mathematics
  • Whom the Simpson's Rule is named after
  • Examples of the rule as an algorithm for finding area
  • Gaussian bell-curve when talking about probabilities
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