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Verify that y1(x) = 1 and y2(x) = x^.5 are solutions of the following y y'' + (y')^.5 = 0. Then show that c1 + c2 x^.5 is not in general a solution of this equation.

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3. The attempt at a solution

I was able to show that both y1 and y2 are solutions to the DE. I found the Wronskian to be 1/(2 sqrt(x)) which is not equal to zero, so I was under the impression that this would mean that the two solutions would form a fundamental set of solution. Does anyone see why c1 + c2 x^.5 isn't a solution?

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# Homework Help: Fundamental Solution ODE

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