find the soultion of the differntial equation that satisfies the given initial condition.

xy' + y =y^2, Y(1)= -1

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- Feb 22nd 2009, 12:06 AMtwilightstrseperable equations
find the soultion of the differntial equation that satisfies the given initial condition.

xy' + y =y^2, Y(1)= -1 - Feb 22nd 2009, 12:44 AMrunning-gag
- Feb 22nd 2009, 09:17 PMmatheagle
You have a typo. It should be...

$\displaystyle x{dy\over dx}=y^2-y=y(y-1)$

so

$\displaystyle \int {dy\over y(y-1)}=\int {dx\over x}$

then by algebra we have

$\displaystyle \int \biggl({-1\over y}+{1\over y-1}\biggr)dy=\int {dx\over x}$

Now you can integrate and get the correct answer. - Feb 22nd 2009, 11:28 PMCaptainBlack
It would help if you quote the post you are responding to, that way it is easier to follow the development of the thread (especially when there is more that one conversation taking place in the same thread).

The quote button is one of the buttons at the bottom right of every post.

CB - Feb 23rd 2009, 05:40 AMmatheagle
- Feb 23rd 2009, 06:26 AMCaptainBlack
While what you are replying to may have been the last post in the thread when you hit the reply button but that does not mean that it will be the previous post when you hit the submit button. Often someone else will have already been composing a reply, or just have typed faster and got in first.

Also quoting records the content of posts, so a poster cannot remove evidence of asking for help they should not have asked for.

Again, if you comment on a typo, quoting leaves your post still making sense after the typo is corrected.

CB