I am working on a Java algorithm to plot multiple hyperbolas at different angles. To help with that I googled and stumbled on this question.

My old and tired brain doesn't think I can do the substitutions properly (it seems easy but I think there might be some gotchas in there). So I would really benefit from the final answer, but I don't know how to bump somebody else's question to see if I can get someone to post the actual answer and not just hints on how to get to it.

Is it okay to bump somebody else's almost answered question?

How would I do that, if it's okay?

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    $\begingroup$ The most effective way would be to offer a bounty, or share it with social media, or both. The resulting attention should bump the question's visibility. $\endgroup$
    – rschwieb
    Sep 18 '18 at 14:08
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    $\begingroup$ I avoid social media like the plague, but I didn't realize I could start a bounty on someone else's question. I will do that! $\endgroup$
    – alfreema
    Sep 18 '18 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ I have provided a community-wiki answer to it. Hope it is useful to you. $\endgroup$ Sep 18 '18 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ This is perhaps related: How to grab users' attention on an old question? (And also the posts linked there.) $\endgroup$ Sep 20 '18 at 5:05
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak Yes, I know how to bump my old question. It was not so clear to me how to appropriately bump someone else's question. $\endgroup$
    – alfreema
    Sep 20 '18 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ I think the most effective strategy is to post a question on meta asking how you can give it attention :) $\endgroup$
    – Nico A
    Sep 24 '18 at 0:27
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    $\begingroup$ @TreFox It worked. $\endgroup$
    – WorldGov
    Oct 1 '18 at 16:55

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