I'm having trouble in approaching this problem

$\displaystyle 2x dy + (x^2y^4+1)y dx=0$

Is it an exact equation needing an integration factor...?

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- Sep 23rd 2010, 07:36 PMspruancejr1st Order DE
I'm having trouble in approaching this problem

$\displaystyle 2x dy + (x^2y^4+1)y dx=0$

Is it an exact equation needing an integration factor...? - Sep 24th 2010, 04:18 AMJester
Write it as

$\displaystyle \dfrac{dy}{dx} +\dfrac{y}{2x} = - \dfrac{x y^5}{2}$

It's Bernoulli. - Sep 24th 2010, 05:41 AMspruancejr
Thanks!