# Help with a simple Diff Eqn

1. Dec 10, 2006

### prace

Here is the problem:

Solve, (x+1)$$\frac{dy}{dx}$$ = x + 6

Here is what I tried:

I moved all the x's to one side and left the dy on the left of the equal sign to solve with the separation of variable method.

I got, $$\int{dy}$$ = $$\int{\frac{(x+6)}{(x+1)}dx}$$

So here I just solve the integrals and I am done. I guess the real question is how do I go about solving the integral on the right? I seem to have forgotten some basic integral techniques.

Thank you.

2. Dec 10, 2006

### prace

I came accross another integral that I am not catching here that seems to be along the same line as this one. Is there a rule to dealing with these kinds of integrals? $$\int{\frac{x^2}{(1+x)}}dx$$

3. Dec 10, 2006

### Mute

For your first integral, you can write $$\frac{x+6}{x+1} = \frac{(x+1) + 5}{x+1} = 1 + \frac{5}{x+1}$$which is easy to integrate.

For the second one, you can change variables to u = 1 + x, so du = dx and your integrand becomes

$$\frac{(u-1)^2}{u} = \frac{u^2 - 2u + 1}{u} = u - 2 + \frac{1}{u}$$,

which again should be easy to integrate.

Last edited: Dec 10, 2006
4. Dec 10, 2006

### prace

Awesome, that was super easy once you look at it that way. Thanks, now I can look at other integrals and apply the same method. Life somehow just became much easier!! ^_^ Thank you!!!

5. Dec 11, 2006

### dextercioby

No need for the substitution hinted.

$$\frac{x^{2}}{x+1}=x-1+\frac{1}{x+1}$$

Daniel.

6. Dec 11, 2006

### prace

Oh cool, even better. Thanks!

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