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    Reduction of order help

    Hi, I have to solve the following equation;

    xy'' + (4-2x)y' + (x-4)y = 0

    I have been given y=e^x as a solution and have been asked to find the general solution. My instinct is to use reduction of order. I have checked the solution on wolfram but can't seem to get there. Any ideas?

    Cheers,
    Ben
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    Well, what do you get when you start applying reduction of order?
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