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why does using more strips in the trapezium rule make the answer more accurate? watch

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    Think of it like the number of pixels on a picture or video. The smaller the area covered by one strip the more likley it will be to fit the exact shape of the curve.
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    I thought a picture would help
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    And then continue ad infinitum.

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