Yes expanding first is a valid move, and probably will make integrating the function easier as you won't have to use substitutions.
Hello,
please advise..give suggestions.thanks.
Is it bad to expand out (x+2y)² first ?then integrate it ?can doing it this lead to getting the wrong answer??
Here
∫∫∫(x+2y)²dxdydz
the first inner integral ranges from 0 to 1
the next one goes from -2 to 0
the last one goes from 0 to 3
what is the best way of integrating this ??