# setting up a triple integral to get center of mass.

• Nov 17th 2010, 02:34 PM
Evan.Kimia
setting up a triple integral to get center of mass.
I have this problem, but I didnt have the correct answer for the mass:
http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~emk09004/...30.31%20PM.png

the correct answer is 1/12 for the mass. Can someone tell me if my setup is correct?

I set it up as a triple integral, with 0 to 1 for my x bound, 0 to 2-x for my y bound, and 0 to 2 for my z bound. Im integrating x dz dy dx.
• Nov 18th 2010, 06:04 AM
TheEmptySet
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Originally Posted by Evan.Kimia
I have this problem, but I didnt have the correct answer for the mass:
http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~emk09004/...30.31%20PM.png

the correct answer is 1/12 for the mass. Can someone tell me if my setup is correct?

I set it up as a triple integral, with 0 to 1 for my x bound, 0 to 2-x for my y bound, and 0 to 2 for my z bound. Im integrating x dz dy dx.

I do not think so.

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The front plane in the tetrahedron is given by
\$\displaystyle z=2-2x-2y\$
and bound by the coordinate axis. It is always helpful to sketch a graph of the region of integration. How will this affect you limits of integration?