# Quick Diff. Eq. Question

1. Dec 11, 2008

### kguthrie

Hey all, I hope this isn't against the forum rules or anything, but I'm studying for an upcoming final and had a quick question about one of the practice questions we have. I'm not sure I understand the concepts at work here, and was hoping someone could give me some insight.

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2. Dec 12, 2008

### Tac-Tics

Go through each answer and find the derivative. Then, check to see which satisfy the relationship in the question.

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3. Dec 12, 2008

### HallsofIvy

Another method, it this weren't "multiple guess", is to use "variation of parameters".

Knowing that $$\frac{2e^{2t}}{1+ e^{2t}}$$ is a solution, set
$$y= u(t)\frac{2e^{2t}}{1+ e^{2t}}$$
and substitute into the equation. That will give you a separable equation for u(t). Knowing that, you can find y.