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Homework Help: Reduction of Order? Help please.

  1. Feb 14, 2013 #1
    I think I have this right, its just its an online assignment and I don't want to lose any points on it.(1/4 my grade)

    Question: Find y2 if y1= x^(-1) and the equation: x^2y"+3ty'+y=0.

    I solved(using Abel's) for it:

    but I am not entirely sure.

    Wondering if I am spot on or am not doing it right/ thanks
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
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  3. Feb 14, 2013 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    Welcome to the PF.

    Can you please show the steps you used to arrive at that solution?
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