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Bernoulli differential equations are ordinary differential equations in the form

\frac{dy}{dx}+f(x)y-g(x)y^n=0

They are non-linear, although they can be transformed into a linear differential equation by means of a substitution. For example:

\frac{dy}{dx}-2x^{-1}y=-x^2y^2
y^{-2}\frac{dy}{dx}-2x^{-1}y^{-1}=-x^2

Now we can make the substitution

w=y^{-1},\frac{dw}{dx}=-y^{-2}\frac{dy}{dx}

This will give us:

\frac{dw}{dx}+2x^{-1}w=x^2

This can now be solved the same way as a linear equation. The final answer is

y=\frac{5x^2}{x^5+C}

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