I was told to find the general solution to this problem:
I rearranged it to put it in standard form and got:
dy/dx + 2x^4 (y) = -x^5 +x^2 + 4x -3
then, finding mu(x) = e^(intergral of (2x^4)dx)
multiplying both sides by mu(x), then solving for y(x), I eventually got:
y(x) = (1/5)(1/e^((2x^5)/5)) * [intergral of (mu(x) * (-x^5 +x^2 + 4x - 3)dx]
this is about where I get stuck. This intergral is a monster!!!
I've tried multiplying through, then doing each individual intergral, but... its still aweful. Am I doing something wrong?