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What's my distance?

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The velocity from a speedometer on a car was recorded over a one-hour time span. The results appear in the table below.

Time (min)
Velocity (mph)
0
25
5
30
15
50
20
40
25
45
30
25
40
30
45
45
50
30
55
40
60
50


Compute an approximation to the distance traveled by computing an Upper Riemann Sum, a Lower Riemann Sum, and then finding the mean of those two values. Please give the values of the two computed sums, in addition to your final answer, as part of your solution.

 



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