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12-38.

The diagram below shows a slope field.

1. Explain why $\frac { d y } { d x }$ must be a function of both $x$ and $y$.

Are the slopes in the diagram parallel anywhere?

2. Sketch a solution curve that passes through $(0, 3)$.

Your curve should look like a bell-shaped curve with a maximum at $(0, 3)$ and a horizontal asymptote of $y = 0$.

3. The slope field is for the differential equation $\frac { d y } { d x } = - 2 x y$. Find the equation of your solution curve.

Once you integrate you should have $a '+ C'$. Use the point $(0, 3)$ to solve for the value of $C$.