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## Homework Statement

For the following data, find the least squares fit of the given form

x=1,2,3,4,6

y=14,10,8,6,5

h(x)=ae^x+be^(-x)

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

So I tried to linearize the equation by taking the natural log of everything

ln(h)=ln(ae^-x)+ln(be^ex)

ln(h)=ln(a)+ln(b)+x-x

that when I run into a problem, I eliminate the x's.

My question is, is there another way to linearize the equation or should I continue though?