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    Hi I am stuck with this question and I can't seem to get to the answer its so frustrating.


    x(x-1)dy/dx =y (y=1, at x=2)

    do i expand the bracket into x^2-x and move it across
    or do i do x/x-1 ?

    Please help me it's urgent!!!

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by liemluji)
    Hi I am stuck with this question and I can't seem to get to the answer its so frustrating.


    x(x-1)dy/dx =y (y=1, at x=2)

    do i expand the bracket into x^2-x and move it across
    or do i do x/x-1 ?

    Please help me it's urgent!!!

    Thank you!
    Regardless of whether you expand it or not (you'll find that if you expand it and do what you have to do you should simplify it so no point really..) what is the aim, how do you integrate it?
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Regardless of whether you expand it or not (you'll find that if you expand it and do what you have to do you should simplify it so no point really..) what is the aim, how do you integrate it?
    It says 'find the particular solution to each of these differential equations.'
    so I have to change the form into y=mx+c

    but before I do that i have to arrange them into integral of f(y) dy= Integral of f(x)dx

    and this is where I'm stuck.
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    (Original post by liemluji)
    It says 'find the particular solution to each of these differential equations.'
    so I have to change the form into y=mx+c

    but before I do that i have to arrange them into integral of f(y) dy= Integral of f(x)dx

    and this is where I'm stuck.
    What have you tried? Have you got any workings?
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    What have you tried? Have you got any workings?
    I tried expanding the bracket into x^2-x

    and got integral 1/y dy= integral 1/x^2-x dx

    but i'm not sure if it's right and I don't know how to integrate 1/x^2-x

    i've tried substituion but it didn't work
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    (Original post by liemluji)
    I tried expanding the bracket into x^2-x

    and got integral 1/y dy= integral 1/x^2-x dx

    but i'm not sure if it's right and I don't know how to integrate 1/x^2-x

    i've tried substituion but it didn't work
    Partial fractions my friend
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    (Original post by zetamcfc)
    Partial fractions my friend
    but if I made 1/x^2-x into partial fractions I get A=0 which is impossible

    so 1/x(x-1) =a/x+b/x-1

    so 1= A(x-1) + B(x)

    so A=0 and B=1?
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    (Original post by liemluji)
    but if I made 1/x^2-x into partial fractions I get A=0 which is impossible

    so 1/x(x-1) =a/x+b/x-1

    so 1= A(x-1) + B(x)

    so A=0 and B=1?
    A=-1 B=1
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    (Original post by zetamcfc)
    A=-1 B=1
    oh thank you so much

    I got ln y= -lnx + ln(x-1) +c and when i subbed y=1 and x=2 i got c=2

    which is the same as the answer in the back of the book

    Sorry but how would i change that in terms of y=mx+c?

    is it y= (x-1)/x +2?

    the asnwer in the back of the book is y=2-2/x

    thank you
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    (Original post by liemluji)
    oh thank you so much

    I got ln y= -lnx + ln(x-1) +c and when i subbed y=1 and x=2 i got c=2

    which is the same as the answer in the back of the book

    Sorry but how would i change that in terms of y=mx+c?

    is it y= (x-1)/x +2?

    the asnwer in the back of the book is y=2-2/x

    thank you
    Ok, so when we have integrated we have ln(y)=ln((x-1)/x) +C

    So to get y we put e to the power of both sides. To get y=A((x-1)/x), then from here you know what you are doing
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    (Original post by zetamcfc)
    Ok, so when we have integrated we have ln(y)=ln((x-1)/x) +C

    So to get y we put e to the power of both sides. To get y=A((x-1)/x), then from here you know what you are doing
    I don't know how to thank you enough

    Thank you so much for helping me

    I finally got the answer thank you!!!!
 
 
 
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