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**shane18** Find (gamma) so that the solution of the initial value problem

has finite limit as x → 0.

I'm not sure I fully understand the problem. I can solve the homogeneous equation using the indicial equation, letting y = x^r:

r^2 - r - 20 = 0

r= -4 , 5

y=c1 * x^-4 + c2 * x^5

for y(1)=1, 1 = c1 + c2 => c1 = 1- c2

for y'(1) = gamma, gamma = -4c1 + 5c2 => gamma = -4 + 4c2 + 5c2

c1 = (-gamma/9 + 5/9)

c2 = (gamma + 4)/9

thus y= (-gamma/9 + 5/9)x^-4 + ((gamma + 4)/9)x^5

but that doesn't seem to address the bit about the finite limit of the gamma function.... and my prof wants the answer in "gamma =" .......