(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

y''+25y=cot(5x)

Find one possible solution

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't have any background in linear algebra, so I can't use cramers rule as a heads up, so I have to solve the system of equations (no linear algebra for this course is needed).

Ok, so I take the auxiliary, r^2=-25, r=+/-5i

y_h=Acos(5x)+Bsin(5x)

y_1=cos(5x) y_2=sin(5x)

Then,

u_1'cos(5x)+u_2'sin(5x) = 0

-5u_1'sin(5x)+5u_2'cos(5x) = cot(5x)

I am stumped at how to solve this system of equations. I think the rest before it is right..?

Seems like the algebra has got me.

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