# Math Help - help with integration (differential equations)

1. ## help with integration (differential equations)

solve the differential equation, subject to given condition

(x^2)(y')+1/y^2=0 , y(1)=2

any help would be appreciated. thanks!

i ended up with -x^-2=y^3 and im stuck but im pretty sure im doing it wrong =/

2. Hello, s0urgrapes!

Solve the differential equation, subject to given condition
. . $x^2\!\cdot\!\frac{dy}{dx} + \frac{1}{y^2} \:=\:0,\quad y(1)\,=\,2$

Separate variables: . $x^2\!\cdot\frac{dy}{dx} \:=\:-\frac{1}{y^2} \quad\Rightarrow\quad y^2dy \:=\:-x^{-2}dx$

Integrate: . $\frac{1}{3}y^3 \;=\;x^{-1} + C\quad\Rightarrow\quad y^3 \:=\:\frac{3}{x} + C$

From $y(1) = 2$, we have: . $2^3 \:=\:\frac{3}{1} + C \quad\Rightarrow\quad C \,=\,5$

Therefore: . $\boxed{y^3 \;=\;\frac{3}{x} + 5}$

3. wow thanks alot
i think the mistake i made was making the -2 into a -3 while integrating instead of -1 like it should be