# Average Value of a Function

Calculating the average value of a function over an interval requires using the definite integral.

The exact calculation for average value of a function is the definite integral divided by the width of the interval.

This calculates the average height of a rectangle which would cover the exact area as under the curve, which is the same as the average value of a function.

## Essential Questions

Essential Questions

### How is the average value of a function calculated using integration?

How is the average value of a function calculated using integration?