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So, I want to, say, find a maximum value of $|x_1x_3+x_1x_4+x_2x_3-x_2x_4|$ in a unit cube in 4D; how do I do that?

I've tried

NMaximize[Abs[a*c + a*d + b*c - b*d], {a, b, c, d } in Cuboid[{0, 0, 0, 0}]],

but it said that

a in Cuboid[{0,0,0,0}] is not a valid variable;

I also tried doing

Maximize[Abs[a* c + b* c + a *d - b* d], {{a, 0, 1}, {b, 0, 1}, {c, 0, 1}, {d, 0, 1}} ],

but did not prevail as well.

What is the correct syntax for this?

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NMaximize[
 Abs[a*c + a*d + b*c - b*d], {a, b, c, d} \[Element] 
  Cuboid[{0, 0, 0, 0}]]

(* {2., {a -> 1., b -> 1., c -> 1., d -> 1.}} *)

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh, so that's how you write $\in$... Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Akiiino
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Akiiino. Alternatively, hit the escape button, type elem, and hit the escape button again. $\endgroup$
    – march
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Akiiino... gosh, so not even an upvote? $\endgroup$ Commented May 17, 2016 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidG.Stork sort of waiting for the site to allow me to accept the answer... But yeah, definitely no upvote now $\endgroup$
    – Akiiino
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 18:16

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