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Homework Help: How would i approach this?

  1. Jun 1, 2005 #1
    what method do i employ to solve this?

    [tex]y''' + 4y'' + 4y'=0[/tex]

    does the above lead to something like this?

    [tex] r^3 +4r^2 +4r=0[/tex]
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  3. Jun 1, 2005 #2
    Approaching this problem like if it was a 2nd order ODE yield a solution that satisfied the ODE. But I am not sure if this will work all the time.
  4. Jun 1, 2005 #3


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    Yes,it does.

  5. Jun 1, 2005 #4

    thx i thought that it did
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