# Separable differential equations

## Homework Statement [/B]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've highlighted two equations on the screenshot. How did it proceed from the first to the second? I'm actually confused with the absolute values. What is the idea behind getting rid of the first absolute value(1-5v^2) while keeping the second one(x)?

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So for starters, the manipulation is something like:
##-\frac 15 \ln | 1 - 5v^2 | = \ln |x| + c ##
##\begin{align*}
\ln | 1 - 5v^2 | &= -5(\ln |x| +c)\\
&= -5( \ln |x| - \ln e^{c} )\\
&=-5 ( \ln \frac{|x|}{e^{c} })\\
&= \ln \left(\frac{|x|}{e^{c} }\right)^{-5} \\
&= \ln \left(\frac{e^{5c} }{|x|^5}\right) \end{align*}##
Then, removing the absolute value from the left gives: ##1-5v^2 = \pm \left(\frac{e^{5c} }{|x|^5} \right) ##
So ##C = \pm e^{5c} ##
There only reason not to take out the absolute value from x that I can see is so that C is not dependent on x.

Dr. Courtney