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## Homework Statement

dy/dx = (3x^2+4x+2)/2(y-1) , y(0)=1

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I get the answer and the steps are shown:

2(y-1)dy=(3x^2+4x+2)dx and integrate both sides

y^2-2y=x^3+2x^2+2x+c

By initial condition, c=-1 and by solving for y,

y = 1±√(x^3+2x^x+2x) (x>0)

But i do not understand why x≥0 isn't the answer. If it is because of y≠1 (x=0 when y=1) by the equation above, then why does initial condition hold true?