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Area Under the Curve

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The figure below shows the graph of:

$$ f(x) = \sqrt{x}, \ 1 \le x \le 4 $$

The area of the region bounded below by the x-axis, above by $f(x)$, from the left by the line $x = 1$, and from the right by the line $x = 4$ is approximated by trapezoids, as shown below.

What is the approximate area of the region above the x-axis and below $f(x)$ on the interval $ {-1\le x\le 4} $, using the sums of the areas of the trapezoids?

A

2.57

B

3.07

C

4.65

D

5.15

E

9.29