how do you determine the solution of the this differential eqation:

xy'-2y=x^3e^x

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- Feb 20th 2008, 04:35 PMgot_janeSeparation of variables...
how do you determine the solution of the this differential eqation:

xy'-2y=x^3e^x - Feb 20th 2008, 05:46 PMPeritus
Are you familiar with the method of integrating factor?

divide the ODE by x:

thus the integrating factor is:

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