# Trapezium rule

The trapezium rule is a method of finding the approximate value of the value of an integral between certain limits. In other words the trapezium rule is a way of calculating the area under the curve on a graph. You must know that an integration gives the area under a curve on a graph. The following is the trapezium rule.

**h**is the height of the trapeziums or the

**x**values interval. And the

**y**s values are the y values at the end of each strip as shown below. The trapezium rule takes advantage of the are of a trapezium formula: The rule works by splitting the area under a curve into a number of trapeziums we could find the area for. For example consider the graph in the following diagram, The area below the graph curve has been split into a number of trapeziums. These trapeziums have been noted by letters A, B, C, and D

## Trapezium rule Examples

Find the area between the x-axis and the curve y = x^{2} + 2 between x = 1 and x = 5 using the trapezium rule with 4 strips./

Answer

Explanation
First let’s draw a table to find out the y values.

So now we can use the trapezium rule. The trapezium rule states that as above:
The

x | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

y | 3 | 6 | 11 | 18 | 27 |

**h**is the height of the trapeziums or very simply the intervals between the**x**values. In the above table we have**x**values ranging from:**1, 2, 3, 4, and 5**The distance between these values is**1**The answer for the area between the curve of y = x^{2}+ 2 is**50 square units**
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