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Jimmy25

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I'm trying to solve this differential equation by making it exact (finding an integrating factor etc.) I've been looking at this problem for a few hours now and I can't figure out what it is that I'm doing wrong! The partial derivatives of M(x,y) and N(x,y) that I end up with after multiplying by the integration factor are not equal. Can anyone spot my error?

I'm trying to solve this differential equation by making it exact (finding an integrating factor etc.) I've been looking at this problem for a few hours now and I can't figure out what it is that I'm doing wrong! The partial derivatives of M(x,y) and N(x,y) that I end up with after multiplying by the integration factor are not equal. Can anyone spot my error?