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 December 14th, 2010, 01:47 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Dec 2010 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Integrating Factor for Exact Equations Studying for exams and I'm pretty much stuck on this subject...one of the problems I've been working on is: Find an integrating factor and then solve the given equation (3yx^(2) + 2xy +y^2)dx + (x^2 + y^2)dy=0 I know how to solve these types of equations if M and N are exact, but I need help finding the integrating factor since they are not in this example. The two equations I've been using are (M sub y - N sub x)/N or (M sub y - N sub x)/(-M). Maybe my brain is just fried and I'm missing something really simple, but once I use one of those equations I can't simplify the answer so that its in terms of one variable. Tags equations, exact, factor, integrating Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post Linda2 Calculus 1 March 16th, 2012 08:10 PM arron1990 Calculus 10 February 12th, 2012 04:26 AM asd Real Analysis 1 May 14th, 2010 04:30 PM sahdia1990 Algebra 1 April 6th, 2009 11:28 AM asd Applied Math 1 December 31st, 1969 04:00 PM

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