The question just asks to verify the given solution. Use this solution in the left- and right-hand sides of your differential equation and show that they are equal.
Ive had a few attempts at trying to answer this question but have been unsuccessful. Can anyone guide me through the answer so I know how to do it.
Differential Equation ---> y'=(2/x)y+(x^2)(e^x)
Show that the analytical solution is given by ---> y(x) = x^2(e^x - e)
NFS1, do you understand that, as John D Malcolm said, this problem does NOT ask you to find the general solution? In this case it is fairly straightforward to solve, as Prove It showed, but you might have equations in the future that are much harder or impossible to solve in general- but it is easy to show that a given function satisfies the equation.
Differential equation ----> xy'' + y' = x^2 can be written as d/dx(xy')=x^2 find analytical solution
So using steps Prove It has shown
> y = (x^3)/9 as the analytical solution??
As HallsofIvy and JohnD have said
substituting these into left and right hand side
>(2x^2)/3 + (x^2)/3 = x^2
>(3x^2)/3 = x^2
> x^2 = x^2
so they both equal and therefore my analytical solution is y=(x^3)/9 correct?