MATH103 April 2015
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Question 05 (c)
Consider the differential equation .
(c) Solve the differential equation using the initial condition .
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This equation is a separable differential equation.
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This is separable equation, and we have So, we use the partial fraction to write
By taking integral from both sides, we get that
We apply the initial condition to obtain
We finally get