Skip to main content
### Number and algebra

### Geometry and measure

### Probability and statistics

### Working mathematically

### Advanced mathematics

### For younger learners

# Reaction Rates

Starting with concrete examples is a good way to get into this problem.

To get a feel for the rate equation and how to solve it, think of a function and evaluate both sides of the equation. If they are the same for a particular choice of $m$ then you have found a solution (well done!). If not, how might you adjust the function to turn it into a solution?

## You may also like

### It's Only a Minus Sign

### Differential Equation Matcher

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

Or search by topic

Age 16 to 18

Challenge Level

- Problem
- Getting Started

Starting with concrete examples is a good way to get into this problem.

To get a feel for the rate equation and how to solve it, think of a function and evaluate both sides of the equation. If they are the same for a particular choice of $m$ then you have found a solution (well done!). If not, how might you adjust the function to turn it into a solution?

Solve these differential equations to see how a minus sign can change the answer

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.