i'm looking at a question that asks to reduce the following second order equation to a frist order and find the solution y"+y'=x+1 does this mean reduction of order?
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Originally Posted by action259 i'm looking at a question that asks to reduce the following second order equation to a frist order and find the solution y"+y'=x+1 does this mean reduction of order? It means put $\displaystyle v=y'$, then the equation becomes: $\displaystyle v'+v=x+1 $ which is of first order rather than second. RonL
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