Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2017/Question B 04 (a)
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Question B 04 (a) 

A model of love affairs is described by the following system of differential equations where and are, respectively, Romeo’s and Juliet’s amount of love for each other at time . (a) Express the system in matrix form , where . 
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will be the 2x2 coefficient matrix of the system. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We want to write the given system of differential equations as . Since , we have . So, we need to find the matrix , where
Thus , and the answer is: 