# Differential Equations- Initial Value Problem

I have my general solution but the initial condition is $y(0)=y_0$. How do I know what $y_0$ is?
$y'=-y+5, y(0)=y_0.$

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• Savionf
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Let me know if you need any clarifications.

• Horta Emi
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I have my general solution then, but my constant isn’t given. I’m just given that x=0 but I need to solve for c but I can’t do that because y0 isn’t a number?

• Savionf
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y_0 has to be given and it can not be solved. Do you have any other information given?

• Horta Emi
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The question quotes “Solve each of the following initial value problems and plot the solutions for several values of Yo. Then describe in a few words how the solutions resemble, and differ from, each other.” I would assume that I’m assuming different values for y(0) and drawing a direction field.

• Savionf
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y_0 in indeed a number.

• Savionf
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Your question is not clear. Why don't you post a picture of the question?

• Horta Emi
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I though i did

• Horta Emi
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I posted the picture. It’s question 1 a

• Savionf
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• Horta Emi
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Thank you. Sorry for the confusion

• Savionf
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I am glad I was able to clarify :)