# Finding the constants in a general solution

by rygza
Tags: constants, solution
 P: 52 No, you don't have enough information to determine $$C_1$$.
 P: 52 C1 is not a constant if it depends on 1/tan(16t). Besides, that comes from assuming that x(t) is zero everywhere, which you did not state in the problem. You have only presented one equation to extract information from: x(0)=1/6. It is not possible to determine both constants from one piece of information. Any value for $$C_1$$ is consistent with the information you have given us. Is there more?