# Thread: Eliminating the arbitrary constant

1. ## Eliminating the arbitrary constant

im completely lost with this differential equation problem in w/c you eliminate its arbitrary constants
$y = c_{1}x^2 + c_{2}e^{2x}$

derivating
$y' = 2c_{1}x + 2c_{2}e^{2x}$

$y'' = 2c_{1} +4c_{2}e^{2x}$

$x(1-x)y'' + (2x^2 - 1)y' - 2(2x - 1)y = 0$

im completely lost with this differential equation problem in w/c you eliminate its arbitrary constants
$y = c_{1}x^2 + c_{2}e^{2x}$

derivating
$y' = 2c_{1}x + 2c_{2}e^{2x}$

$y'' = 2c_{1} +4c_{2}e^{2x}$

$x(1-x)y'' + (2x^2 - 1)y' - 2(2x - 1)y = 0$
kuya, what is the equation?

3. Originally Posted by kalagota
kuya, what is the equation?
$y = c_{1}x^2 + c_{2}e^{2x}$

im completely lost with this differential equation problem in w/c you eliminate its arbitrary constants
$y = c_{1}x^2 + c_{2}e^{2x}$

derivating
$y' = 2c_{1}x + 2c_{2}e^{2x}$

$y'' = 2c_{1} +4c_{2}e^{2x}$

$x(1-x)y'' + (2x^2 - 1)y' - 2(2x - 1)y = 0$

Solve the first derivative for $c_1$:
$c_{1} = \frac{y' - 2c_{2}e^{2x}}{2x}$

Plug this value for $c_1$ into your solution and second derivative:
$y = \left ( \frac{y' - 2c_{2}e^{2x}}{2x} \right ) x^2 + c_{2}e^{2x}$

$y'' = 2 \left ( \frac{y' - 2c_{2}e^{2x}}{2x} \right ) + 4c_{2}e^{2x}$

Now solve your solution for $c_2$ and plug that into your second derivative. Now do a lot of algebra.

-Dan

5. thank you

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