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    General solution of eqn in implicit form

    Hi

    I have this eqn and dont know where to begin

    \frac{dy}{dx}=(cos \ x - sin \ x)e^{cos \ x + sin \ x - y}

    I'm asked to find the general solution in implicit form?

    Thanks
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    Hello, bobred!

    Believe it or not, we can separate the variables . . .


    \frac{dy}{dx}=(\cos x - \sin x)e^{(\cos x + \sin x - y)}

    Find the general solution in implicit form.

    We have: . \frac{dy}{dx} \;=\;(\cos x-\sin x)e^{(\cos x + \sin x)}\cdot e^{-y}

    Separate variables: . e^y\,dy \;=\;(\cos x - \sin x)e^{(\cos x + \sin x)}

    Integrate: . \int e^y\,dy \;=\;\int(\cos x - \sin x)e^{(\cos x + \sin x)}\,dx


    On the right, let: u \:=\:\cos x + \sin x \quad\Rightarrow\quad du \:=\:(\text{-}\sin x + \cos x)dx \quad\Rightarrow\quad (\cos x-\sin x)dx \:=\:du

    The right side becomes: . \int e^u\,du \:=\:e^u + C \quad\Rightarrow\quad e^{(\cos x + \sin x)} + C


    The equation becomes: . e^y \;=\;e^{(\cos x + \sin x)} + C . . . . implicit form


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    We have: . e^y \;=\;e^{(\cos x + \sin x)} + C . . . . let C \,=\,e^k

    Then we have: . e^y \;=\;e^{(\cos x+\sin x)} + e^k  \quad\Rightarrow\quad e^y \;=\;e^{(\cos x + \sin x + k)}<br />

    Therefore: . y \;=\;\cos x + \sin x + k . . . . explicit form

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    As soon as you said separate the variables and I saw

    e^{(cos \ x + sin \ x)}\cdot e^{-y}

    I got it.

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