Solved: Sketching a node, can anyone answer this query?

i've got the dynamical system:

xdot=-2x

ydot=-y

Now I have solved the system and found the general solution:

**x**(t)=Ae(^-2t)**v + **Be(^-t)**u**, where **v**=(1,0), **u**=(0,1), A,B=constants

Now, it can be shown that dy/dx=y/2x, hence dy/dx=0 only when y=0, and for positive x and y dy/dx>0

however, as x=Ae(^-2t), and y=Be(^-t), we have that if t is negative, x is larger than y, and if t is positive, y is larger than x, implying dy/dx = 0 at some point x>0,y>0 (assuming for example the 2 constants are positive and equal).

How is this possible?

Re: Sketching a node, can anyone answer this query?

Isn't dy/dx = 0 only when y = 0 ?

Re: Sketching a node, can anyone answer this query?

Yes thanks, typo, still the problem is the same, any ideas?

Re: Sketching a node, can anyone answer this query?

If

then

The parabolas open up to the right, there isn't a point at which ?