I was taking notes in class and the prof said that in the equation(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex]y^(double prime)-3y^(prime)+2y = 0[/tex] that 2 was the order.. is that due to the following?

the first y = 0 when you take the derivative twice

the second y = 0 when you derive it once

and the first one = 2 when you derive it once

Just a question.. shouldn't I derive the first one 3 time, and the second one 2 times, because you derive 2y once?

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