(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This isn't a homework problem, just a thought problem. I want to find a solution to the equation sinh(x)=pi.

2. Relevant equations

sinh(x)=(e^x-e^-x)/2

3. The attempt at a solution

Here is a picture of the work that I did, pretty much, I set the equation for sinh equal to pi, and I found (ln(2pi)/2). Thats all one part, not the natural log of 2pi/2, that's just stupid. Any way, calculators gave my a number along the lines of 1.05 or something like that, and when I had wolframalpha solve sinh(x)=pi, they gave me a number with i and some square roots that I don't know where they came from. I just want an explanation of whats going on. When I plugged (ln(2pi)/2) into the equation for sinh, I got pi, so I showed that this give pi, but wolframalpha gives another answer, and calculators say I'm wrong. What did I do wrong? Sorry about the pictures, but I don't know LaTex.

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# Homework Help: A problem with sinh where I keep getting 3 different answers

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