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**shawsend** Hey, each of those have right members which are particular solutions to some homogeneous differential equation. For example, the first one has a right member which is a solution to the equation:

$\displaystyle (D-3)^2 y=0$

So the operator $\displaystyle (D-3)^2$ becomes an "annihilation" operator that we can apply to both side of the equation to convert it to a homogeneous equation:

$\displaystyle (D-3)^2 (D^2-4D+5)y=0$

This is the method of undetermined coefficients. Are you familiar with that method? Try it first on some simple ones. Any DE book should have a section on this subject.