# Limits of a Triple Integral

• May 2nd 2013, 11:56 PM
tammyl
Limits of a Triple Integral
The question I am trying to work out states that a TETRAHEDRON, $\displaystyle T$, is bounded by the planes $\displaystyle x=2$, $\displaystyle y=0$, $\displaystyle z=0$ and $\displaystyle 3x-6y-2z=0$.

The triple integral is given as: $\displaystyle \int\int\int_{T} x dv$

I am have an extremely tough time in trying to visualize and draw the region, also determining the limits of each of the integral.

I think the innermost limit for $\displaystyle dz$ would be $\displaystyle 0\leq z \leq \frac{3}{2}x - 3y$ but the others have me stumped.

Help anyone?
Tammy
• May 3rd 2013, 12:40 AM
MINOANMAN
Re: Limits of a Triple Integral
Attachment 28236
See the attached figures and try to visualize the limits....

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• May 3rd 2013, 01:57 AM
tammyl
Re: Limits of a Triple Integral
Thank you for the images. Now I do can visualise the planes.

But I am really sorry to be so dense but how do I determine the limits for dy and dx.

Do I need to work out where the planes intersect? I am really struggling to understand this.