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October 21st, 2009, 07:57 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2009 Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  Differential Equations
Hi, I have been working on this differential equation problem that is in the attachment i was wondering if someone could give me any advice to if this is the correct way of doing this and if i have the correct answer. sorry about the poor quality in scanning Thanks for your time Matt 
November 13th, 2009, 02:34 AM  #2 
Member Joined: Nov 2009 Posts: 72 Thanks: 0  Re: Differential Equations
I'm having a bit of a problem reading your handwriting, but it looks as though to find a particular solution of the ODE, you set , and then found P = 3/13, Q = 2/13, S = 7/8, and R = 3/4, which is right. But then for some reason in your final answer you switched it around to , which doesn't seem right. How I would do it: the particular solution of the ode, as you found, is , and the general solution to the homogeneous problem is , and so the general solution to the inhomogeneous problem is 

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