# Black Hole Maximum Entropy?

1. Sep 17, 2006

### TriTertButoxy

I read somewhere that a system consisting of a single black hole contains the maximum possible amount of entropy represented by the mass of the black hole. A thermodynamics law says that entropy must increase, in general, for all processes.

So, suppose I consider the Hawking Radiation -- the process by which Black Holes evaporate. If the black hole contains the maximal amount of entropy, is it true that Hawking Radiation maintains the entropy?

Strange...

2. Sep 27, 2006

### TriTertButoxy

Hm... is this question misworded?