(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This is a question an exam I already took but I felt as though the solution posted by the professor might be incorrect so I wanted to hear some other opinions. The question is as follows:

What is the maximum value that [tex] \iiint (-|x|-|y|+1)\,dV [/tex] will compute for any region [tex] D \subset R3 [/tex]

We were supposed to come up with the bounds for (so I thought) the triple integral and then integrate the given integrand over them to find our result. Now, the result he attained was found by splitting up the absolute value inequality (setting the integrand greater than zero since we are supposed to maximize) into 4 cases and by symmetry solving a DOUBLE integral multiplied by 4 to compute the answer. I don't understand how it became a double integral. My gut told me that the answer was infinity(this is my attempt at a solution, I don't see how it doesn't equal this result) because there aren't any implied bounds for the z axis in the given function. The only problems like this that I have seen before always involved an integrand including all three variables that usually resulted in a sphere as your bounds of integration. I will be asking him about it today but I thought I'd see what others had to say too.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Maximize value that triple integral will compute

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**