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BrettJimison

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## Homework Statement

Hello,

I was just looking for a quick tip:

If I have three distinct solutions to a second order linear homogeneous d.e, how would I show that the wronskian of (y1,y2,y3)(x)=0?

I know how to show the wronskian is not zero for a linearly independent set, but I'm confused since I'm given three distinct solutions to a second order.

## Homework Equations

I know y=c1y1+c2y2+c3y3 by the principle of super position but I'm not sure how I would go about showing a wronskian evaluated at these is zero...any tips? just need a point in the right direction