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## Homework Statement

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## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm a bit rusty at solving DEs since I was quite far ahead of the rest of the class and haven't practiced much. I'm just wondering if my thoughts about these are correct.

For the first one, I should solve the homogeneous system for a solution y

_{c}and then use the method of undetermined coefficients to solve the non-homogeneous one. I believe my particular solution guess should be Y = Ax + b.

Same process for the second one, except my guess should be Y = Asin(2t) + Bcos(2t) + Ce

^{-4t}.

For the third one, I'm pretty sure I solve the homogeneous system and then use the method of variation of parameters... or I could use something I figured out on my own time I'm pretty sure. Couldn't I just figure out a particular solution here by using :

[itex]Y(t) = \sum_{m=1}^{n} y_m(t) \int \frac{g(t) W_m(t)}{W(t)}dt[/itex] where y

_{m}(t) is one of our known solutions to the homogeneous system, g(t) is our equation on the right hand side of the DE, W

_{m}(t) is the determinant of W obtained by replacing the m

^{th}column by (0, 0, 0, ..., 1) ( Cramer's Rule ), and W(t) is the wronskian of my known solutions to the homogeneous equation.

The last one looks ugly. Even though I can solve it using undetermined coefficients, I can tell it's going to get quite messy because if I do, my guess will be :

Y = (At

^{5}+ Bt

^{4}+ Ct

^{3}+ Dt

^{2}+ Et + F)e

^{-t}

Wouldn't abusing my formula from above again be more desirable here as it would probably reduce the algebra involved?

Thanks for the help in advance.

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