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Homework Help: Finding particular solutions

  1. Jan 26, 2008 #1
    Find the particular solution satisfying the initial condition y(0)=0

    dy/dx + 2y = 5

    3. The attempt at a solution
    - I have absolutely no clue where to start. I have a terrible teacher and the book we're using is very poor. If anyone can help me out, that would be great.
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  3. Jan 26, 2008 #2


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  4. Jan 26, 2008 #3
    Can't you give some attempt in solving this? You know the meaning of a derivative, otherwise you would not be working on differential equations, that's a start. Next you know that you should look for a function and not a certain value. So in order to get to this unknown function you have to do something. Can you tell us what?

    I can help you through this if you want. Just follow it step by step. First what do you need to do to get to the unknown function?
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