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Bri S.

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When estimating distances from a table of velocity data, it is not necessary that the time intervals are equally spaced.

When estimating distances from a table of velocity data, it is not necessary that the time intervals are equally spaced. After a space ship is launched, the following velocity data is obtained. Use these data to estimate the height above the Earth's surface at 122 seconds. Report answers accurate to 1 places. This is not meant to be a trick question...be careful of the UNITS!


t (sec)v (ft/s)
0 0
7 154
17 374
19 418
54 1188
60 1320
71 1837
122 4234

lower estimate of distance traveled: I got 37037 which is wrong. I multiplied the #s in the second column times 7 except for 4234.


upper estimate of distance traveled = 66675 which is also wrong. I multiplied all the #s in the 2nd column by 7 except 0.


DId I do my math wrong? what did I mess up on? My asnwer is suppose to be in miles so idk if I need to convert feet to miles? it also says to report my asnwer to 1 places...

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Kevin K.

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Averaging the left and right sums would not result in the midpoint estimate, it would give you the trapezoidal estimate - which in all fairness is typically better than the midpoint estimate anyway.
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Bri S.

oh ok, i understand now, thank you William!
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Bri S.

thank you :)
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Bri S.

thank you :)
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Ross C.

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No problem!
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