# What type of question is this?

1. Aug 19, 2008

### franky2727

methord to use?

find the solution of the initial value problem y'+(3/x)y=e2x/x3 y(1)=1

2. Aug 19, 2008

### cellotim

What type of question do you think it is?

3. Aug 19, 2008

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
This is a linear differential equation. Probably the simplest way to do it is to find an integrating factor. Can you find a function, $\mu(x)$ such that
$$\frac{d\mu y}{dx}= \mu\frac{dy}{dx}+\frac{d\mu}{dx}y= \mu\frac{dy}{dx}+(3\mu /x^3)y$$?