Hi, so I am just starting to learn differential equations and we were told that you have to put the equation into this form. In one of the examples in my lecture notes, which says "Solve (x^2-9)dy/dx+xy=0, x>3" He then says we need to rearrange this into the form given above, so he does this by dividing across by x^2-9 and gets this. I understand that if you divide 0 by x^2-9 you get 0 but that still isnt a function of x Now if you compare the form we put the equation into and the required form you will notice that My issue is with the f(x). How is 0 a function of x? Arent we meant to have a function of x on the right as part of the required format?