I'm making an assumption while trying to solve DEs by reduction of order. I've got a short form equation that I can use to reduce it if and only if I can place the DE into standard form. The standard form with generic notation would be y"+ P(x)y' +G(x)y = 0 where P(x) and G(x) are continuous and on the interval I. I am not sure if I am able to say the following, therefore my question would be is this valid:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Given the DE y" - xy' = 0; y=e^x; I= (0,infinity] is it valid to state that the DE is under standard form where G(x) = 0?

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# Reduction of Order

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