#### borkborkmath

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I read that to solve this I need to break this into two 1st order differential equations, which i do through subsitution, getting:

x_1' = x_2; x_1(0) = 0 and

x_2' = -1.4x_1x_2 - 1.4x_2 + 2x_1; x_2(0) = -1

but how does this help me? I still cant seem to solve the DEs

I'm pretty sure i need to solve x_2' to get x_1 then i can get the exact solution to y. but i'm at a loss of what to do now.