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BlkDaemon

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Well, one of 'em has me stumped.

2t*y' + 4y = 3

I need to find the general solution. Here's what I tried:

1) I tried isolating y. I get y=(3 - 2t*y')/4. That doesn't work because I've got y' as part of the solution. Eeek.

2) I tried isolating y'. That didn't work either, for the same reason. I got

y' = (3-4y)/2t

But if I take the derivative of that, I get weirdness. Now, it's really possible that I'm just calculating the derivative incorrectly.

I also can't figure out how to ditch the "t", but when I look at the answer, there's t, as well as C, so I know that (because of the arbitrary constant) there's a derivative involved, and that means the "t" isn't going anywhere.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to work this? I don't need the answer. I need to know how to approach the problem.

Thanks in advance.