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    Solve the differential equation

    A calf that weighs w_o pounds at birth gains weight at the rate shown below where w is weight in pounds and t is time in years. (w_o is w sub o)

    dw/dt = 1200 - w
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerbailey View Post
    A calf that weighs w_o pounds at birth gains weight at the rate shown below where w is weight in pounds and t is time in years. (w_o is w sub o)

    dw/dt = 1200 - w
    \Rightarrow \frac{dt}{dw} = \frac{1}{1200 - w}, subject to the boundary condition that at t = 0, w = w_0.

    Integrate with respect to w, use the boundary condition to get the arbitrary constant and, I suppose, make w the subject.
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