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Homework Help: Linear first order differential equation

  1. Apr 3, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    [tex] \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{xy}{2} + \frac{3y^2}{2} + \frac{3y}{2} [/tex]

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Don't really know were to begin. If anyone could tell me which method to use that would be great. I can't think of any way to solve this.
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  3. Apr 3, 2008 #2


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    That equation is NOT linear. I don't know if it will work but my first thought is to change coordinates to get rid of that "xy" term.
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