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Posted by **Yvonne** on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:02am.

dy/dx=(x+1)/y^2

with the initial condition y(0)=3.

Write down the particular solution, and hence, calculate the value of y when x=8.7, to 3 dec places.

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**drwls**, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:25amThat can be solved by separation of variables.

y^2 dy = (x+1) dx

y^3/3 = x^2/2 + x + C

If y(0) = 3, then C = 3

y^3/3 = x^2/2 + x + 3

- Calculus - note -
**Steve**, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 5:25am3^3/3 = C

C = 9

- Calculus -
**drwls**, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7:23amSteve is correct.

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