(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

solve y"-4y'+4y=0 y1=e^(2x) using reduction of order

3. The attempt at a solution

y2=uy=ue^2x

y2'=u'e^2x+2ue^2x

y2"=u"e^2x+4u'e^2x+4ue^2x

I then substitute that into the original equation to get

u"e^2x+4u'e^2x+4ue^2x-4u'e^2x-8ue^2x+ue^2x=0

simplify to get

u"e^2x=0

from here I do not know what to do...I do know the answer is suppose to be xe^2x, but I don't know how that is done.

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# Homework Help: Reduction of Order

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