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Diff. Eq. Mixture problem. Did most of the work, Need to solve for C 
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#1
Feb2213, 09:58 PM

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I need to solve for C. I know it's probably simple but i don't remember how to. This is what I have so far:



#2
Feb2213, 10:58 PM

P: 78

Use the initial conditions given.
Also, your solution's incorrect. You only have 100L of solution at one point in time, so at only one point in time will the concentration leaving the tank be A/100. There's a net change in volume as time passes. 


#3
Feb2213, 11:04 PM

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#4
Feb2213, 11:11 PM

P: 78

Diff. Eq. Mixture problem. Did most of the work, Need to solve for C
The rate out will be the the concentration times the rate at which the fluid flows out per minute.
You already know the fluid flows out at 5L/min, but your concentration's wrong. It's correct that the concentration will depend on the amount A of chemical X, but the concentration also depends on the total volume of the solution. Five grams in 1 L is much more concentrated than five grams in 100L. You just need to write the concentration in a way that's dependent on time since your volume also depends on time. 


#5
Feb2213, 11:17 PM

P: 179

so it will be A/(100+5t)?
or maybe A/(1002t) < 2t came from Rate in rate out 


#6
Feb2213, 11:20 PM

P: 78

No, but you're getting closer.
V(t) = 5t + 100 would imply that the volume is increasing with time. It's not. Look at the net change in volume. 


#7
Feb2213, 11:20 PM

P: 108

Close, but you need to consider the rate into the tank as well.



#8
Feb2213, 11:24 PM

P: 179

A/(1002t)? < 2t came from Rate in  rate out



#9
Feb2213, 11:25 PM

P: 78

A/(100  2t) is correct, but don't forget to multiply it by 5 representing the liters/min to get the total rate out.



#10
Feb2213, 11:28 PM

P: 179

Right. Thanks



#11
Feb2213, 11:54 PM

P: 179

I get a nonreal result now when I try to solve for c. Where did I go wrong?



#12
Feb2313, 12:16 AM

P: 108

That shouldn't be giving you a nonreal solution. It looks fine to me.



#13
Feb2313, 12:22 AM

P: 179

no, it doesn't work out.. :/



#14
Feb2313, 12:29 AM

P: 108

Oh, I read it wrong. It should be 50t, not t50.



#15
Feb2313, 12:32 AM

P: 179

are you saying it should be A*(t50)^(5/2)=8(50t)^(3/2)+c ?
How do you figure?? 


#16
Feb2313, 12:35 AM

P: 108

The integral of 5/(1002t) is (5/2)ln(50t).



#17
Feb2313, 12:46 AM

P: 179

I get a different answer:
Is there another source we can check? 


#18
Feb2313, 12:51 AM

P: 108

That's strange that it's giving you that answer. I checked by doing it by hand, as well as wolfram alpha and I get (5/2)ln(50t).



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