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Hello everyone, I am really stuck on finding the inverse Laplace transform for this:

[tex]f(s)=\frac{5se^{-3s} - e^{-3s}}{s^{2}-4s+17}[/tex]

Heres my reasoning: I feel that I should rewrite the denominator in some kind of form such as (s-2)^2 + 13, and note the similarity with some of the problems ive been doing before, however its that 13 that is bothering me! Its not something you can take the squareroot of--- and also in addtion, I tried factoring out e^-3s on top and splitting this into two equations, but its this denominator that I absolutely despise.

Any help with finding the right method would be greatly appreciated thank you!!!

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