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Problem 6 Medium Difficulty

Use (a) the Midpoint Rule and (b) Simpson's Rule to approximate the given integral with the specified value of $ n $. (Round your answers to six decimal places.) Compare your results to the actual value to determine the error in each approximation.

$ \displaystyle \int_0^\pi x cos x\ dx $ , $ n = 4 $

Answer

a.$M_{4} \approx-1.945744, \quad$ error $\approx-0.054256$
b.$S_{4} \approx-1.985611, \quad$ error $\approx-0.014389$

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