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Deducing formula for hyperbola from asymptotes

Hi!

I have some data which I want to fit a hyperbola to, but i do not know how to?!?!

My exact question would be: If i know the asymptotes, can i construct a hyperbola which fits?

I am using cartesian coordinates, and switching to another system is out of the question.

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Thnx :)

Problem not so much "fitting" as "finding form of formula"

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**pickslides** It is best to use a computer for this many data points, do you have any software packages? ms excel should do the job.

Thnx for the reply. :).. The problem is not fitting the data, it's figuring out a hyperbola which follows the asymptotes.

The program I intend to use is GNUplot, which seem to work fine. My problem is finding a hyperbola which has the form of:

a*x+b when x->-infinity

C when x-> +infinity

So what i really need to know is a cartesian method of deducing the formula for a hyperbola based on the asymptotes (Worried)