# Question about deleting a value of x.

• May 26th 2011, 04:41 AM
Ted
Question about deleting a value of x.
Hi

The Problem :

I know how to solve the problem, but my question is why $x \neq 0$. ?

What is the reason ?
Is there a theoretically answer? knowing that it has been solved using Reduction of Order Method.
• May 26th 2011, 04:50 AM
Prove It
Because the homogeneous solution is where x = 0...
• May 26th 2011, 07:12 AM
Ackbeet
Quote:

Originally Posted by Prove It
Because the homogeneous solution is where x =/= 0...

The problem also becomes first-order if x = 0.