I am trying to find the general solution.
Setting , I found to be:
I have no idea how to find ...
What trial solution would you suggest using?
I really don't know for xc... I don't remember the rules for general solution ! If you're not sure, derivate again to see if you get xc so that xc is solution of d²xc/dt²+5w²xc=0
However, for xp :
xp is a particular solution. Let X be a constant satisfying the equation.
The second derivate of X is 0.
We have
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Relax guy. Be vague.
Moo dropped a 5. It was a simple error, easily spotted. As you did. If you understand what Moo was doing to get the particular solution, then all's well. So go back, put the 5 in where it's meant to go. There's the answer.
Life's full of small mistakes, most easily spotted and corrected for. The world keeps turning. Don't have cow, man.