What is the Trapezoid Rule?


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What is the area under the curve below using a single trapezoid?

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1. What is the area under the curve below using a single trapezoid?

2. What is the area under the curve below using two trapezoids?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be examined on the different applications of the trapezoid rule by answering several practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate, you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to:

  • Calculate the area under a curve using one and two trapezoids
  • Find the integral under a curve using three trapezoids
  • Apply the formula for a Riemann sum using four trapezoidal slices

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that provoke your understanding of the trapezoid rule
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related trapezoid rule lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding graphing expressions

Additional Learning

If you're thirsty for a greater comprehension of the trapezoid rule, have a look at our lesson, What is the Trapezoid Rule? The lesson will answer any further questions you have about:

  • The Riemann sum
  • Using trapezoids to estimate area
  • Summation notation
  • Applying the trapezoid rule