Hello,

I'm stumbling on an example for finding the particular solution to a difference equation. I have:

So I understand that one way to solve this is by finding the homogenous solution in terms of unknown integration constants, then finding the particular solution. I've figured out the homogenous solution to be

But I'm tripping on the particular solution. Stroud's book 'Advanced Engineering Mathematics' states that if the right hand side of the original difference equation has a polynomial term

then the particular solution should be in the form

So I take this that the particular solution should be of the form

However in Stroud's example for

he gives

Have I misunderstood or has he made a mistake?

Thanks!