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**[SOLVED] Diff Eq problem**

## Homework Statement

y'' - 3y' - 4y= 5e^-x - 3x^2 + 7

## Homework Equations

I think I would need to find complimentary solution, then the particular solution using variation of parameters

y=y(c) + y(p)

## The Attempt at a Solution

y(c)=

r^2-3r-4=0

(r-4)(r+1)=0, r=4,-1

y(c)=c(1)e^4x+c(2)e^-x

this is where I get stuck as I do not know what to use for y(p), would it be

y(p)=Axe^-x + Bx^2 + Dx +E ?

y'(p)=Ae^-x - Axe^-x + 2Bx + D

y"(p)=-Ae^-x -Ae^-x +Axe^-x +2B= Axe^-x - 2Ae^-x + 2B

(Axe^-x - 2Ae^-x + 2B) - 3(-Axe^-x + Ae^-x + 2Bx + D) -4(Axe^-x +Bx^2 + Dx +E)= (5e^-x - 3x^2 + 7)

am I even heading in the right direction?

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