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    Solving Differential Equation

    Hi,

    I am struggling to finish this question and would love some guidance please:

    Question: Solve for the following differential equation for the original equation: y' = \frac{-2x-y^2}{2xy-5}

    y' = \frac{-2x-y^2}{2xy-5}

    \frac{dy}{dx}= \frac{-2x-y^2}{2xy-5}

    (2xy-5)dy = (-2x-y^2)dx

    2xydy - 5dy = -2xdx -y^2dx (assuming that I'm correct so far, what do I do now?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    Question: Solve for the following differential equation for the original equation: y' = \frac{-2x-y^2}{2xy-5}
    Are you asked to solve this or put it into a more standard form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    Are you asked to solve this or put it into a more standard form?

    -Dan
    Thanks for the reply. I'm asked to solve it "for the original equation". This sounds a little confusing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    Are you asked to solve this or put it into a more standard form?

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm asked to solve it "for the original equation". This sounds a little confusing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    Hi,

    I am struggling to finish this question and would love some guidance please:

    Question: Solve for the following differential equation for the original equation: y' = \frac{-2x-y^2}{2xy-5}

    y' = \frac{-2x-y^2}{2xy-5}

    \frac{dy}{dx}= \frac{-2x-y^2}{2xy-5}

    (2xy-5)dy = (-2x-y^2)dx

    2xydy - 5dy = -2xdx -y^2dx (assuming that I'm correct so far, what do I do now?)
    Okay, I saw a similar example in one of your other posts. You are good for as far as you have gotten. Regroup:
    (2xydy + y^2dx) - 5dy  + 2xdx = 0

    The 2xy dy + y^2 dx is a perfect differential. What is it?

    -Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    You are good for as far as you have gotten.
    Ok this is very encouraging.

    The 2xy dy + y^2 dx is a perfect differential. What is it?
    I am still trying to figure out why you grouped together (2xydy + y^2dx) rather than (2xydy-5dy). Is it because we of differentiating with respect to y (or is it x, I'm a little confused I must admit)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    Ok this is very encouraging.



    I am still trying to figure out why you grouped together (2xydy + y^2dx) rather than (2xydy-5dy). Is it because we of differentiating with respect to y (or is it x, I'm a little confused I must admit)?
    Acutally I'm going to integrate over something different. Note that
    (2xydy + y^2dx) = d(xy^2)

    So when it is time to take integrals I will do it like this:
    \displaystyle \int d(xy^2) = xy^2 + C

    The reason why I grouped it the way I did was so I could get rid of the y dx and x dy terms.

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