Evaluating the improper integral $\int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty e^{-(2x+7y)}\mathop{\mathrm dy} \mathop{\mathrm dx}$

Evaluate the given improper integral

$$\int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty e^{-(2x+7y)}\mathop{\mathrm dy} \mathop{\mathrm dx}$$

Here is what I tried:

$$\int_0^\infty\lim\limits_{t \to \infty}[e^{-2x-7y}]_0^t \mathop{\mathrm dx}=\lim\limits_{t \to \infty} \int_0^t \frac{1}{7}e^{-2x}\mathop{\mathrm dx}= -\frac{1}{7}$$

• @Isko10986 $1/14$, I reckon. The integrand is always positive. – Fimpellizieri Nov 16 '16 at 4:38
• @Fimpellizieri o yeah, I forgot to multiply the other negative. My bad. Should be $\frac{1}{14}$. Thanks! – Isko10986 Nov 16 '16 at 4:40

$$\left(\int_0^{\infty}e^{-2x}\,dx\right)\cdot\left(\int_0^{\infty}e^{-7y}\,dy\right)$$
• That's right! Notice this happens because the exponential has the property that $$e^{a+b}=e^a \cdot e^b$$, so the variables can be separated. – Fimpellizieri Nov 16 '16 at 4:53