(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Liquid is pouring into a container at a constant rate of 20 cm³/s and is leaking out at a rate proportional to the volume of liquid already in the container

a) Explain why, at t seconds, the volume, V cm³, of liquid in the conainer satisfies the differential equation:

[tex] \frac{Dv}{dt} = 20 - kV[/tex]

where k is a positive constant

The container is initially empty

b) By solving the differential equation show that

[tex]V = A + Be^{-kt}[/tex]

giving the values of A and B in terms of k

3. The attempt at a solution

a) Well the change in volume differs with time. 20 cm³/s is pouring in the the container minus a proportional rate of the volume in the container at the time.

b) NOT SURE

err do i have to do some flipping of differentials around?

Thanks :)

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# Homework Help: Differential equations (typical c4 test question)

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