1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data For reference, the bit cut on the side reads, "...to part A, to find the solution of the differential equation." 3. The attempt at a solution The trouble is that i don't know what it's asking me to do in part B, i've completed part A getting 4 / (2x - 3) - 3 / (x + 1). Now does it want me to equal this to y? It says if x = 2 y = 4 so the equation for y would be y = 4 / (2x - 3) - 3 / (x + 1) + 1 . However, what would I do from here, we haven't tackled these types of questions before in class and i've no real idea how to go about answering it. Thanks in advance for any help. Edit : i've also tried just multiplying out using y but it got nasty and i've a feeling it's quite a simple answer.