# Reduction of Order

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Consider a linear, second-order, homogeneous equation in standard form, y 00 + p(x)y 0 + q(x)y 0 = 0: Suppose that one solution y1 is known. Then a second, independent solution y2 is obtained by letting y2 (x) = u(x)y1 (x); u(x) to be determined

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