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Homework Statement
Solve the following differential equations/initial value problems:
(cosx) y' + (sinx) y = sin2x
Homework Equations
I've been attempting to use the trig ID sin2x = 2sinxcosx.
I am also trying to solve this problem by using p(x)/P(x) and Q(x)
The Attempt at a Solution
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cosx y' +sinx y = 2sinxcosx
y' + tanx y = 2 sinx
P(x) = tanx, Q(x) = 2sinx
> p(x) = e^lncosx + c = e^ lncosx e^c = C cos x (if e^c = C)
Dx = p(x)Q(x) = Ccosx (2sinx) = c 2 sinxcosx = Csin2x
p(x) y(x) = int( Dx ) dx = int( Csin2x) dx = C cos2x/2 + C
y(x) = C cos2x/2(Ccosx) + C/Ccosx = Ccos2x/2(Ccosx) + 1/cosx = Ccos2x/2(Ccosx) + secx
I'm kind of confused, because my constant C disappears at some point, and the answer is supposed to be
any recommendations as to where I went wrong?
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