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June 9th, 2019, 04:50 AM  #1 
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Equation : $\displaystyle y’’=y$. Add both sides +y’ then substitution as $\displaystyle y’+y=t$. $\displaystyle t’=t$. Is this way correct? Last edited by skipjack; June 9th, 2019 at 11:18 AM. 
June 9th, 2019, 06:25 AM  #2 
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The usual way is to form the characteristic equation. $y''y=0$ $s^2  1= 0$ $s = \pm 1$ $y = c_1 e^t + c_2 e^{t}$ 
June 9th, 2019, 09:08 AM  #3 
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Also the chant "what when differentiated twice equals itself!"

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