Find an integration factor, and use it to solve the following DE:
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Originally Posted by HelloWorld2 Find an integration factor, and use it to solve the following DE: So you are looking for a function of one variable either x or y that when you multiply the equation that makes it exact. So lets multiply by to get Now we take the partial derivatives to see if it is exact and we get
I might add that if you write your ODE as it's linear in .
check your notes, there're two basic cases when finding an integrating factor: if then an integrating is if then an integrating is by the form of your ODE, i'd choose the second one.
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