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    volume change integral problem

    I am studying for a vector calc final and one of the old exams has a question I do not know how to attack with calculus or anything else for that matter!

    The length of a box is increasing at 2 feet per minute. The width is decreasing at 3 feet per minute. While the height is increasing at 4 feet per minute. Find the rate of change of the volume when
    the length is 10 feet
    the width is 15 feet and
    the height is 18 feet


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    V=lwh, so dV=(l)(w)(Dh)+(l)(Dw)(h)+(Dl)(w)(h)

    and at that moment in time

    l=10, w=15, h=18, Dl=2, Dw=-3, Dh=4.

    and I give finals, Bwahhaha
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