1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Solve 12y'' -5y' -2y = 0 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution So I'm not really sure how to do this at all. I feel like he took this out of left field. What is I rewrote it as 12y'' -5y' = 2y Then what if I integrated it. I may get 12y' - 5y = y + C ? Then I could use an integrating factor because it is of that form? And just go from there? Is this OK. Or am I making stuff up?