# diff eq help!

• January 22nd 2009, 12:09 PM
lord12
diff eq help!
y' - y = 6te^2t
y(0) = 1

The solution is 6te^2t - 6e^2t -5e^t.
Is this correct?
• January 22nd 2009, 12:25 PM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by lord12
y' - y = 6te^2t
y(0) = 1

The solution is 6te^2t - 6e^2t -5e^t.
Is this correct?

no, it isn't. the "-5" is wrong. try again

you can always check your solution. if you take your solution to be y, then you can find y' and evaluate the expression y' - y and if you get $6te^{2t}$ you are right, if not, you're not