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Homework Help: Diferrential Equation question

  1. Jan 25, 2010 #1
    Show that y= 1/(x2 - c) is a one parameter family of solutions of the differential equation dy/dx + 2xy2 = 0

    This might sound like a stupid question, but am I just suppose to find the derivative of y and plug that into the differential equation and see if the solution is zero? Is that what they mean by "show"?
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  3. Jan 25, 2010 #2


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    I think that's exactly what they mean.
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