There is an additional part to this question where it asks to show that $\frac{d^2y}{dx^2} + 4y =0$. I was able to solve that part but I got stuck where I had to find the values of A and B. In the textbook it says that the values are (-3,2) but I am unable to solve for the answer.

Work: \begin{align} \frac{dy}{dx} &= -2A \sin2x + 2B \cos2x \\ 4 &= -2A \sin(0) + 2B \cos(0) \\ 4 &= 2B \\ B &= 2, \end{align}

If $y = 3$, when $x= \frac{\pi}{2}$, then $3 = A \cos\pi + B \sin\pi$.

I don’t know how to move foward beyond this, please help!

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  • $\begingroup$ Hem, what is $\sin \pi$ ? $\endgroup$ – Yves Daoust Sep 21 '18 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ @YvesDaoust I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you mean by that. $\endgroup$ – Hyacinx Sep 21 '18 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Sinoka: can't you answer ?? $\endgroup$ – Yves Daoust Sep 21 '18 at 8:08
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    $\begingroup$ @YvesDaoust Ah, I see! I can’t believe I couldn’t answer that. Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$ – Hyacinx Sep 21 '18 at 8:18

Let $y(x)= A \cos 2x+B \sin 2x$. Then $3=y( \pi /2)=-A$.

We have $y'(x)= -2A \sin 2x+2B \cos 2x$, hence $4=y'(0)=2B$.

  • $\begingroup$ Why the downvote ???????????????????????????????? $\endgroup$ – Fred Sep 21 '18 at 6:18
  • $\begingroup$ I’m sorry, I thought I upvoted it! But since I don’t have much reputation it’s not being publicly recorded. $\endgroup$ – Hyacinx Sep 21 '18 at 6:22

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