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

I need to fit a curve using cosh to a hyperbola with a vertex of (0,0) and a point at (4,7).

The scanned worksheet can be found here

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2. Relevant equations

[tex]y=a cosh (\frac{x}{a})-a=\frac{a}{2}(e^{\frac{x}{a}}+e^{\frac{-x}{a}})-a[/tex] "is the formula for a hyperbola at a vertex of 0,0. a is a constant that modifies the shape" that is what the assignment said exactaly

3. The attempt at a solution

I plugged in 4 for x and 7 for y and attempted to solve algebraically, I just got stuck. then I plugged the equation I attempted to solve into wolfram alpha and got the response no integer solution.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=7%3D(a/2)(e^(4/a)%2Be^(-4/a))%2Ba+solve+for+a

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# Homework Help: Hyperbolic Cosine curve fitting

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