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MAT2442019F => MAT244Test & Quizzes => Quiz4 => Topic started by: Xinqiao Li on October 18, 2019, 09:59:31 PM

Find the general solution of the given differential equation:
$$9y'' + 6y' + y = 0$$
Solve:
The characteristic polynomial is given by $9r^2 + 6r + 1 = 0$
Factor it we obtain $(3r + 1)(3r + 1)$
Then $r_1 = \frac{1}{3}$ and $r_2 = \frac{1}{3}$
We observe repeated roots here.
Then the general solution of the given differential equation is $y(t) = c_1e^{\frac{1}{3} t} + c_2te^{\frac{1}{3}t}$