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    Implicit Solution

    Would really appreciate help with this.

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    e^2y + e^2x = 1 defines an implicit solution of the dif-
    ferential equation
    e^(x-y) + e^(y-x) dy/dx = 0

    I've differentiated the equation e^2y + e^2x = 1

    Then tried pluging the result into the differential equation in place of dy/dx but to no avail.

    Thanks!

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    Looking at your DE

    e^{x - y} + e^{y - x}\frac{dy}{dx} = 0

    e^xe^{-y} + e^ye^{-x}\frac{dy}{dx} = 0

    e^ye^{-x}\frac{dy}{dx} = - e^xe^{-y}

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

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

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

    \int{e^{2y}\,dy} = -\frac{1}{2}e^{2x} + C_1

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

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

    e^{2y} + e^{2x} = C where C = 2(C_1 - C_2).

    Any C will satisfy the DE, so by letting C = 1 we see

    e^{2y} + e^{2x} = 1 is a solution of the DE.
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