# First-Order differential Equation

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d[A]/dt=-(k+k)[A]+k[A]0
The solution of this first-order differential equation is:
[A]= (k+ke^(k+k)t)*[A]0/(k+k)

Could you please explain how you get from the first equation to the second? THANKS!

btw: if this helps, this is part of the solution for a chemical kinetics (rates/equilibrium) problem
so A is the reactant, t is the time, and k and k are the rate constants for the reaction A==B

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$$\frac{dA}{dt}=-(k+k)A+k'A_0$$

Which can be rewritten as

$$\frac{dA}{dt}+(k+k)A=k'A_0$$

Since this is in the form

$$\frac{dA}{dt}+P(t)A= Q(t)$$

an integrating factor 'u' is given by

$$u=e^{\int P(t) dt}$$