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    y'' + 4y' + 5y = xe^x

    Hi I have some problem with the following d.e

    y'' + 4y' + 5y = xe^x.

    I will solve it as much as I can


    Yh

    fives yh = c1 cosx + c2 sinx)*e^-2x


    Yp

    hard to know what to choose, but I looked at an example

    Yp = (A+Bx)e^x (I don't really know why we take it)
    Yp' = (A + B + Bx)e^x
    Yp'' = (A + 2b + Bx)e^x

    Right lets put it into the d.e


    ((A + 2b + Bx)e^x) + 4((A + B + Bx)e^x) + 5((A+Bx)e^x) = x^x

    I dont whats happenening but i dont get the real, constants, I get B = -1/4 etc
    would be nice if someone could correct my solution, and help me

    Thanks
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    You make that choice for  y_{p} because any derivative of  xe^{x} will have that form.

     y_{p} = (A+Bx)e^{x}

     y'_{p} = Be^{x} + (A+Bx)e^{x} = (A+B+Bx)e^{x}

     y''_{p} = Be^{x} + (A+B+Bx) e^{x} = (A+2B+Bx)e^{x}

    So that part was correct.


     (A+2B+Bx)e^{x} +4(A+B+Bx)e^{x} + 5(A+Bx)e^{x} = xe^{x}

     (A+2B+4A+4B+5A)e^{x} + (B+4B+5B)xe^{x} = xe^{x}

    so  10A + 6B = 0 and  10B = 1

     B = \frac{1}{10}

     A = -\frac{6}{100} = -\frac{3}{50}
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    Thank you very much
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