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

Show that φ(x) defined by,

(φ(x) - tan(x))/(φ(x) + cot(x)) = e^(∫(tan(x) + cot(x)) dx

is a solution of the differential equation y'(x) = 1 + y(x)^2

3. The attempt at a solution

Solving the right hand side first,

∫(tan(x) + cot(x) = ∫(tan(x)dx + ∫cot(x)dx = -ln|cos(x)| + ln|sin(x)|

e^(-ln|cos(x)| + ln|sin(x)|) = sin(x)/cos(x) = tan(x)

So,

(φ(x) - tan(x))/(φ(x) + cot(x)) = tan(x)

And here's where I get stuck. I cannot solve for phi. I just end up getting lost in the algebra.

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# Homework Help: Ordinary differential equations

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