Calculate the integral `int_0^4(5-x/2)dx` using Riemann Sum and a regular partition with n subintervals.
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Consider the domain of the integral from x=0 to x=4 and divide it into n equal intervals. Then each interval has width `Delta x = 4/n` and the `i^{th}` interval has beginning x-value `x_i=iDelta x = {4i}/n` . This means the function `f(x)=5-x/2` can be evaluated to be `f(x_i)=5-{2i}/n` .
The area of the `i^{th}` rectangle the domain is then `A_i=f(x_i)Delta x = (5-{2i}/n)4/n=20/n-{8i}/n^2` .
The integral now becomes the sum of the rectangles.
`int_0^4(5-x/2)dx`
`=lim_{n->infty}sum_{i=0}^{n-1}(20/n-{8i}/n^2)`
`=lim_{n->infty}20-8/n^2{(n-1)(n)}/2`
`=lim_{n->infty}(20-{4n^2-4n}/n^2)`
`=20-4`
`=16`
The integral evaluates to 16.
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