# Thread: Reduction of order help

1. ## 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

2. Well, what do you get when you start applying reduction of order?