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Hyperbolic functions

  1. Jul 1, 2008 #1
    I have a picture of a problem and the answer. But a place in the answer I can't understand how they get from one function to the next, could you guys please explain it? I have marked it in red?

    http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/1839/hyperik2.png [Broken]
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  3. Jul 1, 2008 #2


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    Well the way they did it was they substituted in for the tanh, using what v is supposed to be. However, I don't necessarily agree with this solution because it starts by assuming the conclusion.

    Edit: Actually, I suppose that would be okay, as long as you add a sentence, saying that the solution must be unique.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
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