Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100 A/December 2023/Question 20
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Question 20 

Find all values of such that solves the differential equation 
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Hint 

Since the function solves the differential equation, this means that when we substitute into the lefthand side of the differential equation, the result is the constant 0 function. After substituting, can you write the left hand side of the equation as a product of a polynomial and a function that is always positive? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Let’s start by substituting into the differential equation. To do this, first calculate and . Then Since is always positive, we can divide through by it to get: which is a simple quadratic equation! It factors as , so the values of such that solves the differential equation are . 