# Thread: Solve the linear and separable equation.

1. ## Solve the linear and separable equation.

Linear: $x^2y'-x(x^2-2y), y(1) = 5/4
$

$x^2y'-x(x^2-2y)= 0$
$x^2y' = x^3-2xy$

$y' = \frac{x^3-2xy}{x^2}$

$y' = x - \frac{2y}{x}$

$y' + (\frac{2}{x})(y) = x$

$e^\int (\frac{2}{x}dx) = ....x^2$

$x^2y'+x^2(\frac{2}{x})y = x^3$

$\int(\frac{d}{dx} x^2y) dx = \int x^3 dx$

$x^2y = \frac{x^4}{4}$

$y = \frac{x^2}{2}$

...lost, don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Separable: $x^2y'+secy = 0$, $y(1)= \frac{\pi}{6}$

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2. Originally Posted by A Beautiful Mind
Linear: $x^2y'-x(x^2-2y), y(1) = 5/4
$

$x^2y'-x(x^2-2y)= 0$
$x^2y' = x^3-2xy$

$y' = \frac{x^3-2xy}{x^2}$

$y' = x - \frac{2y}{x}$

$y' + (\frac{2}{x})(y) = x$

$e^\int (\frac{2}{x}dx) = ....x^2$

$x^2y'+x^2(\frac{2}{x})y = x^3$

$\int(\frac{d}{dx} x^2y) dx = \int x^3 dx$

$x^2y = \frac{x^4}{4}$ Mr F adds: + C

$y = \frac{x^2}{2}$ Mr F says: That 2 should be a 4.

...lost, don't know what I'm doing wrong.
Make the appropriate corrections to get the correct answer.

Originally Posted by A Beautiful Mind
Separable: $x^2y'+secy = 0$, $y(1)= \frac{\pi}{6}$

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$\displaystyle x^2 \frac{dy}{dx} + \frac{1}{\cos y} = 0 \Rightarrow \int \cos y \, dy = \int \frac{1}{x^2} \, dx$.

And don't make the mistake of forgetting the "+ C" (like you did in the first question) when you do the integrations.

3. Okay, thank you for the tips. I had \frac{x^4}{4} on my paper, but I didn't write it down. And yeah, thanks for the reminder on the plus C.

I'm not getting where y(1) = 5/4 or (1, 5/4) comes into play here. Not getting a 5/4 when I plug in a 1 for x.
$
y = \frac{x^2}{4}+C$

$
y - \frac{x^2}{4} = C$

$\frac{5-1}{4} = C$

$C = 1$

$Y(1) = 5/4$

$5/4 = \frac{x^4}{4}+1$
$
5/4 = \frac{1}{4}+1$

$
5/4 = 5/4$

4. The point is that when you plug in $x = 1$ and $y = \frac{5}{4}$ you should be able to solve for C, which you have done.

This means the solution to your DE is

$y = \frac{x^2}{4} + 1$.

Also for the second, I believe you'll find it's actually

$\int{\cos{y}\,dy} = -\int{\frac{1}{x^2}\,dx}$.

5. Yeah, I figured he must've made a typo or something. Solved that one a bit ago. Thanks guys.