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    Separable Equations

    The questions are read solve the differential equation

    a) sec(x)(dy/dx)=e^(y+sinx)
    b)dy/dx= e^(2x-y)/e^(x+y)

    For a all i could do was separate the right side to e^y +e^sinx while for b) I simplified to e^(x-2y). I am trying to read the text which is not much help since the sample questions are a lot more easier. Please help
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamx20 View Post
    The questions are read solve the differential equation

    a) sec(x)(dy/dx)=e^(y+sinx)
    b)dy/dx= e^(2x-y)/e^(x+y)

    For a all i could do was separate the right side to e^y +e^sinx while for b) I simplified to e^(x-2y). I am trying to read the text which is not much help since the sample questions are a lot more easier. Please help
    Recall that e^{a+b}=e^ae^b, not e^a+e^b...this would then allow you to separate the variables.
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    If you're in some sort of calculus class, it might be a good idea to review your algebra with a site like Purplemath. You should probably know all of the "elementary algebra" topics and most of the "intermediate algebra" topics. You'll find exponentiation rules like the one Chris L T521 mentioned there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamx20 View Post
    The questions are read solve the differential equation

    a) sec(x)(dy/dx)=e^(y+sinx)
    b)dy/dx= e^(2x-y)/e^(x+y)

    For a all i could do was separate the right side to e^y +e^sinx while for b) I simplified to e^(x-2y). I am trying to read the text which is not much help since the sample questions are a lot more easier. Please help
    1) \sec{x}\,\frac{dy}{dx} = e^{y + \sin{x}}

    \sec{x}\,\frac{dy}{dx} = e^y\,e^{\sin{x}}

    e^{-y}\,\frac{dy}{dx} = \cos{x}\,e^{\sin{x}}

    \int{e^{-y}\,\frac{dy}{dx}\,dx} = \int{\cos{x}\,e^{\sin{x}}\,dx}

    \int{e^{-y}\,dy} = \int{e^u\,du} if we make the substitution u = \sin{x}

    -e^{-y} + C_1 = e^u + C_2

    -e^{-y} = e^{\sin{x}} + C where C = C_2 - C_1

    e^{-y} = -e^{\sin{x}} - C

    -y = \ln{(-e^{\sin{x}} - C)}

    y = -\ln{(-e^{\sin{x}} - C)}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamx20 View Post
    The questions are read solve the differential equation

    a) sec(x)(dy/dx)=e^(y+sinx)
    b)dy/dx= e^(2x-y)/e^(x+y)

    For a all i could do was separate the right side to e^y +e^sinx while for b) I simplified to e^(x-2y). I am trying to read the text which is not much help since the sample questions are a lot more easier. Please help
    2) \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{e^{2x-y}}{e^{x+y}}

    \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{e^{2x}\,e^{-y}}{e^x\,e^y}

    \frac{dy}{dx} = e^x\,e^{-2y}

    e^{2y}\,\frac{dy}{dx} = e^x

    \int{e^{2y}\,\frac{dy}{dx}\,dx} = \int{e^x\,dx}

    \int{e^{2y}\,dy} = \int{e^x\,dx}

    \frac{1}{2}e^{2y} + C_1 = e^x + C_2

    \frac{1}{2}e^{2y} = e^x + C where C = C_2 - C_1

    e^{2y} = 2e^{x} + 2C

    2y = \ln{(2e^x + 2C)}

    y = \frac{1}{2}\ln{(2e^x + 2C)}.
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