Ricatti Equations and combining integration constants.

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Im all good up until part (d).

In part (c) we have a DE with constant coefficients with $\displaystyle \lambda$ = 1.

The general solution for w is

w(x) = C_1e^x + C_2xe^x

w'(x) = C_1e^x + C_2e^x + C_2xe^x

Substituting the formulas for w(x) and w'(x) gives:

y(x) = e^-x * (C_1e^x + C_2e^x + C_2xe^x) / (C_1e^x + C_2xe^x)

Simplifying this down gives:

y(x) = e^-x ( 1 + C_2/(C_1 + C_2x) )

Now how do I go about combining the two constants to only get one in my final solution? I should only get one since the original DE is only first order.