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Homework Help: Find points on curve with a tangent line

  1. Feb 10, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find points on curve y=sinhx where the tangent line has slope 2

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    y' = 1/(sqrt(1-x^2)) = 2
    4 = 1/(1-x^2)

    the actual answer should be x = +or- ln(2+sqrt(3))
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  3. Feb 11, 2010 #2


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    d/dx(sinhx)=coshx = (ex+e-x)/2

    then solve for ex
  4. Feb 11, 2010 #3
    Remember that the derivative of arcsin x or sin-1x = 1/√(1 - x2). sinh is the hyperbolic sine.
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