# Common Methods of Estimating the Area under a Curve

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Several methods are used to estimate the net area between the axis and a given curve over a chosen interval; all but the trapezoidal method are Riemann sums. In this Demonstration the lower limit is 0 and the upper limit is . The area is the same number as the definite integral of the function, .

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Contributed by: Scott Liao (The Harker School) (March 2011)

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Published: March 7 2011