1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I'm not really sure how to go about this. They tell me the hint, and to use the simplification. I assume when they say (1+y)^n they take y to be in general, anything. It was confusing at first to see a y in the format when no y was present in any of the previous equations. So, we know ϒ^2/4 >> w_0^2 So, could we say α^2 = ϒ^2/4 -w_0^2 can turn into α^2 = ϒ^2/4 => α = ϒ/2. But this is not of the form α = C(1+y)^n. So, we know ϒ = b/m, but that doesn't seem to help too much as α = b/2m is still not in that form. Any hints on how I can start this off on the right way? I have a lot of equations in front of me and I feel with a good start up hint ill be off to the races.