How to go about solving this differential equation? I tried substitution and could not get any meaningful form of it.

x + y + 1 + (−x + y − 3)y' = 0

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- January 23rd 2009, 10:46 AMboredaxelHelp with a Differential Equation
How to go about solving this differential equation? I tried substitution and could not get any meaningful form of it.

x + y + 1 + (−x + y − 3)y' = 0 - January 23rd 2009, 10:50 AMJester
- January 24th 2009, 02:54 AMboredaxel
Pardon me but I still cant see how I can solve the homogeneous DE. I cant find a way to separate the variables u and v.

- January 24th 2009, 04:36 AMmr fantastic
You were told the type of DE it is .... To make it more explicit, your DE can be written as:

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It should be clear what to do now. A similar problem is here: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...eneous-de.html - January 24th 2009, 06:57 AMboredaxel
(Surprised) !! Thanks for all the help. I understand what to do now.