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7-147.

Find a possible solution for $y$ if $\frac { d y } { d x }= 0.5x^2$ .
Then use the slope field for $\frac { d y } { d x }$ below to help graph a family of functions for $y$ (place your paper over the slope field and use the tangents as guides).

By tracing a series of slopes, you should predict that the original function is cubic.

Separate the variables so that $x$-values are on one side of the equal sign and $y$-values are on the other side.

Integrate both sides of the equation.

Solve for $y$... Did you get a cubic function, as predicted?
Note: $C_1 + C_2 = C_3$, or just $C$.

$2dy = x^2dx$

$\int 2dy=\int x^{2}dx$
$2y+C_{1}=\frac{x^{3}}{3}+C_{2}$