1.7: Calculus of the Hyperbolic Functions - Mathematics

We were introduced to hyperbolic functions previously, along with some of their basic properties. In this section, we look at differentiation and integration formulas for the hyperbolic functions and their inverses.

Derivatives and Integrals of the Hyperbolic Functions

Recall that the hyperbolic sine and hyperbolic cosine are defined as

[sinh x=dfrac{e^x−e^{−x}}{2}]


[cosh x=dfrac{e^x+e^{−x}}{2}.]

The other hyperbolic functions are then defined in terms of (sinh x) and (cosh x). The graphs of the hyperbolic functions are shown in Figure (PageIndex{1}).

It is easy to develop differentiation formulas for the hyperbolic functions. For example, looking at (sinh x) we have

[egin{align*} dfrac{d}{dx} left(sinh x ight)&=dfrac{d}{dx} left(dfrac{e^x−e^{−x}}{2} ight) &=dfrac{1}{2}left[dfrac{d}{dx}(e^x)−dfrac{d}{dx}(e^{−x}) ight] &=dfrac{1}{2}[e^x+e^{−x}] &=cosh x. end{align*} ]


[dfrac{d}{dx} cosh x=sinh x.]

We summarize the differentiation formulas for the hyperbolic functions in Table (PageIndex{1}).

Table (PageIndex{1}): Derivatives of the Hyperbolic Functions
(sinh x)(cosh x)
(cosh x)(sinh x)
( anh x)( ext{sech}^2 ,x)
( ext{coth } x)(− ext{csch}^2, x)
( ext{sech } x)(− ext{sech}, x anh x)
( ext{csch } x)(− ext{csch}, x coth x)

Let’s take a moment to compare the derivatives of the hyperbolic functions with the derivatives of the standard trigonometric functions. There are a lot of similarities, but differences as well. For example, the derivatives of the sine functions match:

[dfrac{d}{dx} sin x=cos x]


[dfrac{d}{dx} sinh x=cosh x. onumber]

The derivatives of the cosine functions, however, differ in sign:

[dfrac{d}{dx} cos x=−sin x, onumber]


[dfrac{d}{dx} cosh x=sinh x. onumber]

As we continue our examination of the hyperbolic functions, we must be mindful of their similarities and differences to the standard trigonometric functions. These differentiation formulas for the hyperbolic functions lead directly to the following integral formulas.

[ egin{align} int sinh u ,du &=cosh u+C [5pt] int ext{csch}^2 u , du &=−coth u+C [5pt] int coshu ,du &=sinh u+C [5pt] int ext{sech} u anh u ,du &=− ext{sech } u+C− ext{csch} u+C [5pt] int ext{sech }^2u ,du &= anh u+C [5pt] int ext{csch} u coth u ,du &=− ext{csch} u+C end{align}]

Example (PageIndex{1}): Differentiating Hyperbolic Functions

Evaluate the following derivatives:

  1. (dfrac{d}{dx}(sinh(x^2)))
  2. (dfrac{d}{dx}(cosh x)^2)


Using the formulas in Table (PageIndex{1}) and the chain rule, we get

  1. (dfrac{d}{dx}(sinh(x^2))=cosh(x^2)⋅2x)
  2. (dfrac{d}{dx}(cosh x)^2=2cosh xsinh x)

Exercise (PageIndex{1})

Evaluate the following derivatives:

  1. (dfrac{d}{dx}( anh(x^2+3x)))
  2. (dfrac{d}{dx}left(dfrac{1}{(sinh x)^2} ight))

Use the formulas in Table (PageIndex{1}) and apply the chain rule as necessary.

Answer a

(dfrac{d}{dx}( anh(x^2+3x))=( ext{sech}^2(x^2+3x))(2x+3))

Answer b

(dfrac{d}{dx}left(dfrac{1}{(sinh x)^2} ight)=dfrac{d}{dx}(sinh x)^{−2}=−2(sinh x)^{−3}cosh x)

Example (PageIndex{2}): Integrals Involving Hyperbolic Functions

Evaluate the following integrals:

  1. ( displaystyle int xcosh(x^2)dx)
  2. ( displaystyle int anh x,dx)


We can use u-substitution in both cases.

a. Let (u=x^2). Then, (du=2xdx) and

[egin{align*} int xcosh (x^2)dx &=int dfrac{1}{2}cosh u,du [5pt] &=dfrac{1}{2}sinh u+C [5pt] &=dfrac{1}{2}sinh (x^2)+C. end{align*}]

b. Let (u=cosh x). Then, (du=sinh x,dx) and

[egin{align*} int anh x ,dx=int dfrac{sinh x}{cosh x}dx &=int dfrac{1}{u}du [5pt] &=ln|u|+C [5pt] &= ln|cosh x|+C.end{align*}]

Note that (cosh x>0) for all (x), so we can eliminate the absolute value signs and obtain

[int anh x ,dx=ln(cosh x)+C. onumber]

Exercise (PageIndex{2})

Evaluate the following integrals:

  1. (displaystyle int sinh^3x cosh x ,dx)
  2. (displaystyle int ext{sech }^2(3x), dx)

Use the formulas above and apply u-substitution as necessary.

Answer a

(displaystyle int sinh^3x cosh x ,dx=dfrac{sinh^4x}{4}+C)

Answer b

(displaystyle int ext{sech }^2(3x) , dx=dfrac{ anh(3x)}{3}+C)

Calculus of Inverse Hyperbolic Functions

Looking at the graphs of the hyperbolic functions, we see that with appropriate range restrictions, they all have inverses. Most of the necessary range restrictions can be discerned by close examination of the graphs. The domains and ranges of the inverse hyperbolic functions are summarized in Table (PageIndex{2}).

Table (PageIndex{2}): Domains and Ranges of the Inverse Hyperbolic Functions
( anh^{−1}x)(−1,1)(−∞,∞)
( ext{sech}^{−1}x)(0,1)[0,∞)
( ext{csch}^{−1}x)(−∞,0)∪(0,∞)(−∞,0)∪(0,∞)

The graphs of the inverse hyperbolic functions are shown in the following figure.

To find the derivatives of the inverse functions, we use implicit differentiation. We have

[egin{align} y&=sinh^{−1}x sinh y&=x dfrac{d}{dx} sinh y&=dfrac{d}{dx}x cosh ydfrac{dy}{dx}&=1. end{align}]

Recall that (cosh^2y−sinh^2y=1,) so (cosh y=sqrt{1+sinh^2y}).Then,

[dfrac{dy}{dx}=dfrac{1}{cosh y}=dfrac{1}{sqrt{1+sinh^2y}}=dfrac{1}{sqrt{1+x^2}}.]

We can derive differentiation formulas for the other inverse hyperbolic functions in a similar fashion. These differentiation formulas are summarized in Table (PageIndex{3}).

Table (PageIndex{3}): Derivatives of the Inverse Hyperbolic Functions
( anh^{−1}x)(dfrac{1}{1−x^2})
( ext{sech}^{−1}x)(dfrac{−1}{xsqrt{1−x^2}})
( ext{csch}^{−1}x)(dfrac{−1}{|x|sqrt{1+x^2}})

Note that the derivatives of ( anh^{−1}x) and (coth^{−1}x) are the same. Thus, when we integrate (1/(1−x^2)), we need to select the proper antiderivative based on the domain of the functions and the values of (x). Integration formulas involving the inverse hyperbolic functions are summarized as follows.

[int dfrac{1}{sqrt{1+u^2}}du=sinh^{−1}u+C]

[int dfrac{1}{usqrt{1−u^2}}du=− ext{sech}^{−1}|u|+C]

[int dfrac{1}{sqrt{u^2−1}}du=cosh^{−1}u+C]

[int dfrac{1}{usqrt{1+u^2}}du=− ext{csch}^{−1}|u|+C]

[int dfrac{1}{1−u^2}du=egin{cases} anh^{−1}u+C & if|u|<1coth^{−1}u+C & if|u|>1end{cases}]

Example (PageIndex{3}): Differentiating Inverse Hyperbolic Functions

Evaluate the following derivatives:

  1. (dfrac{d}{dx}(sinh^{−1}(dfrac{x}{3})))
  2. (dfrac{d}{dx}( anh^{−1}x)^2)


Using the formulas in Table (PageIndex{3}) and the chain rule, we obtain the following results:

  1. (dfrac{d}{dx}(sinh^{−1}(dfrac{x}{3}))=dfrac{1}{3sqrt{1+dfrac{x^2}{9}}}=dfrac{1}{sqrt{9+x^2}})
  2. (dfrac{d}{dx}( anh^{−1}x)^2=dfrac{2(tanh^{−1}x)}{1−x^2})

Exercise (PageIndex{3})

Evaluate the following derivatives:

  1. (dfrac{d}{dx}(cosh^{−1}(3x)))
  2. (dfrac{d}{dx}(coth^{−1}x)^3)

Use the formulas in Table (PageIndex{3}) and apply the chain rule as necessary.

Answer a

[dfrac{d}{dx}(cosh^{−1}(3x))=dfrac{3}{sqrt{9x^2−1}} onumber]

Answer b

[dfrac{d}{dx}(coth^{−1}x)^3=dfrac{3(coth^{−1}x)^2}{1−x^2} onumber]

Example (PageIndex{4}): Integrals Involving Inverse Hyperbolic Functions

Evaluate the following integrals:

  1. (displaystyle int dfrac{1}{sqrt{4x^2−1}}dx)
  2. (displaystyle int dfrac{1}{2xsqrt{1−9x^2}}dx)


We can use u-substitution in both cases.

Let (u=2x). Then, (du=2dx) and we have

[egin{align*} int dfrac{1}{sqrt{4x^2−1}}dx &=int dfrac{1}{2sqrt{u^2−1}}du [5pt] &=dfrac{1}{2}cosh^{−1}u+C [5pt] &=dfrac{1}{2}cosh^{−1}(2x)+C. end{align*} ]

Let (u=3x.) Then, (du=3dx) and we obtain

[egin{align*} int dfrac{1}{2xsqrt{1−9x^2}}dx&=dfrac{1}{2}int dfrac{1}{usqrt{1−u^2}}du [5pt] &=−dfrac{1}{2} ext{sech}^{−1}|u|+C [5pt] &=−dfrac{1}{2} ext{sech}^{−1}|3x|+C end{align*}]

Exercise (PageIndex{4})

Evaluate the following integrals:

  1. (displaystyle int dfrac{1}{sqrt{x^2−4}}dx,x>2)
  2. (displaystyle int dfrac{1}{sqrt{1−e^{2x}}}dx)

Use the formulas above and apply u-substitution as necessary.

Answer a

(displaystyle int dfrac{1}{sqrt{x^2−4}}dx=cosh^{−1}(dfrac{x}{2})+C)

Answer b

( displaystyle int dfrac{1}{sqrt{1−e^{2x}}}dx=− ext{sech}^{−1}(e^x)+C)


One physical application of hyperbolic functions involves hanging cables. If a cable of uniform density is suspended between two supports without any load other than its own weight, the cable forms a curve called a catenary. High-voltage power lines, chains hanging between two posts, and strands of a spider’s web all form catenaries. The following figure shows chains hanging from a row of posts.

Hyperbolic functions can be used to model catenaries. Specifically, functions of the form (y=acosh(x/a)) are catenaries. Figure (PageIndex{4}) shows the graph of (y=2cosh(x/2)).

Example (PageIndex{5}): Using a Catenary to Find the Length of a Cable

Assume a hanging cable has the shape (10cosh(x/10)) for (−15≤x≤15), where (x) is measured in feet. Determine the length of the cable (in feet).


Recall from Section 6.4 that the formula for arc length is

[underbrace{int ^b_asqrt{1+[f′(x)]^2}dx}_{ ext{Arc Length}}. onumber]

We have (f(x)=10 cosh(x/10)), so (f′(x)=sinh(x/10)). Then the arc length is

[int ^b_asqrt{1+[f′(x)]^2}dx=int ^{15}_{−15}sqrt{1+sinh^2 left(dfrac{x}{10} ight)}dx. onumber]

Now recall that

[1+sinh^2x=cosh^2x, onumber]

so we have

[egin{align*} ext{Arc Length} &= int ^{15}_{−15}sqrt{1+sinh^2 left(dfrac{x}{10} ight)}dx [5pt] &=int ^{15}_{−15}cosh left(dfrac{x}{10} ight)dx [5pt] &= left.10sinh left(dfrac{x}{10} ight) ight|^{15}_{−15}=10left[sinhleft(dfrac{3}{2} ight)−sinhleft(−dfrac{3}{2} ight) ight]=20sinh left(dfrac{3}{2} ight) [5pt] &≈42.586,ft. end{align*}]

Exercise (PageIndex{5}):

Assume a hanging cable has the shape (15 cosh (x/15)) for (−20≤x≤20). Determine the length of the cable (in feet).



Key Concepts

  • Hyperbolic functions are defined in terms of exponential functions.
  • Term-by-term differentiation yields differentiation formulas for the hyperbolic functions. These differentiation formulas give rise, in turn, to integration formulas.
  • With appropriate range restrictions, the hyperbolic functions all have inverses.
  • Implicit differentiation yields differentiation formulas for the inverse hyperbolic functions, which in turn give rise to integration formulas.
  • The most common physical applications of hyperbolic functions are calculations involving catenaries.


a curve in the shape of the function (y=acosh(x/a)) is a catenary; a cable of uniform density suspended between two supports assumes the shape of a catenary


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So you know how $sin$ and $cos$ relate the side lengths of right triangles on the unit circle to the interior angle? Well, $sinh$ and $cosh$ do the same but the instead of having right triangle which lie on the unit circle we have them lie on the unit hyperbola.

The equation for the unit circle is,

While the equation for the unit hyperbola is,

The catenary ( or chaînette) is the shape of the curve assumed by a hanging chain or cable with the two ends fixed, under its own weight. It happens its equation is $y=acosh frac xa$ where the constant $a$ depends on physical parameters (tension and mass per unit length). It is used in architecture and engineering for archs, bridges, &c.

You also find a derived curve in the shape of a skipping rope.

The imverse hyperbolic functions are particularly useful in integration, for example when dealing with positive quadratic functions inside square roots. Although such integrals can be done with trig functions, using hyperbolic functions makes them much easier.

Find $intsqrtdx$ for example

The hyperbolic functions $sinh$ and $cosh$ parameterize the hyperbola $x^2-y^2=1$ since $cosh^2 t-sinh^2 t=1$ for all $tinmathbb$.

Every real functions can be uniquely represented by the sum of the even function and the odd function. $f(x)=frac<2>+frac<2>$ Now let's put $f(x)=e^x$.

Derivatives of Hyperbolic Functions

The applet below shows the graphs of these functions and their derivatives.

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See About the calculus applets for operating instructions.

In the above applet, there is a pull-down menu at the top to select which function you would like to explore. The selected function is plotted in the left window and its derivative on the right.

The first thing you must bear in mind, is that for real functions of a real variable, anything you can do with hyperbolic functions, you can also do in other ways. In particular,an integral that can be worked out by an hyperbolic substitution can also be worked out by a trigonometric substitution. However, it is true that there are some analogues between circles and trigonometric functions and hyperbolas and hyperbolic functions, for which you should read the Wikipedia article on hyperbolic functions. But the real picture only comes into focus when you know about real and complex power series and understand $ e^ = cos( heta) + isin( heta) $ . Replace $ heta $ by $ - heta $ and solve for $ cos( heta) $ and $ sin( heta) $ . So hyperbolic functions are only a minor curiosity for real calculus but are vitally important for complex analysis.

My own answer to a question like this is to say that just as the ordinary trigonometric functions play a role in spherical trigonometry, so the hyperbolic functions play a role in hyperbolic geometry. For instance the Pythagorean Theorem on the surface of a sphere is $cos c=cos acos b$ , where $a$ and $b$ are the lengths of the legs of a right spherical triangle and $c$ is the length of the hypotenuse. On the hyperbolic plane, the corresponding form of Pythagoras is $cosh c=cosh acosh b$ .

Hardly the most important fact about the hyperbolic functions, but it does show a parallel with the circular functions.

Coordinated Calculus

What type of function describes the behavior of a line hanging between two poles?

What are the properties of a function that can be used to describe the behavior of a line between two poles?

What is the derivative of a function that can be used to describe the behavior of a line between two poles?

There is an important class of functions that show up in many real-life situations: the so-called . Hyperbolic functions can be used to describe the shape of electrical lines freely hanging between two poles or any idealized hanging chain or cable supported only at its ends and hanging under its own weight. Hyperbolic functions can also be used to describe the path of a spacecraft performing a gravitational slingshot maneuver.

Figure 2.95 Freely-hanging electric power cables can form a catenary.

Subsection The Hyperbolic Trigonometric Functions

There are two fundamental hyperbolic trigonometric functions, the ((sinh)) and ((cosh)). These functions are defined in terms of the functions (e^x) and (e^<-x> ext<.>) Graphs of the hyperbolic sine and hyperbolic cosine are given below in Figure2.96.

Hyperbolic Functions

Example 2.97

A cable hanging between two supports will form the shape of a hyperbolic cosine. In particular, the formula

where (T) is the tension at its lowest point and (w) is the weight of the cable per unit length, will yield the total cable sag when evaluated at (x=0 ext<.>) We can calculate the total sag in a powerline hanging between two poles spaced 400 feet apart where the mass per unit length is (50) lb/ft and the tension at the lowest point is (2025) lbs. Specifically, the total sag is given by

In addition to the hyperbolic sine and cosine, there is also a function which is defined as you might expect.

Hyperbolic Tangent

Subsection Identities and Properties

Similar to the usual trigonometric functions, the hyperbolic trigonometric functions have several important properties. While we will not take the time to directly show these properties are valid, we do encourage the reader to confirm these properties by using the formulas and by inspecting the graphs in Figure2.96 above.

Properties of Hyperbolic Functions

It is also useful to discuss the long-run behavior of the hyperbolic trigonometric functions. Again, inspection of Figure2.96 above suggests that as (x ightarrowinfty ext<,>) the graph of (cosh(x)) resembles the graph of (frac12e^x ext<.>) Similarly, it appears that as (x ightarrow-infty ext<,>) the graph of (cosh(x)) resembles the graph of (frac12e^<-x> ext<.>) This behavior is further explained by using the formulas for (cosh(x)) and (sinh(x)) and the facts that (e^<-x> ightarrow0) as (x ightarrowinfty ext<,>) and (e^ ightarrow0) as (x ightarrow-infty ext<.>)

Recall that the trig functions were defined on the unit circle, giving us the Pythagorean identity: if we set (x = cos( heta)) and (y=sin( heta) ext<,>) then the point ((x,y)) lies on the unit circle, and we have

In fact, an analogous identity holds for the hyperbolic trigonometric functions.

A Hyperbolic Identity

This identity shows us how the hyperbolic functions got their name. Suppose ((x,y)) is a point in the plane, and (x = cosh heta) and (y=sinh heta) for some ( heta ext<.>) Then the point ((x,y)) lies on the hyperbola (x^2-y^2 = 1 ext<.>)

Subsection Derivatives of Hyperbolic Functions

We now proceed to calculate the derivatives of each of the hyperbolic functions.

Example 2.98

Calculate the derivatives

Derivatives of Hyperbolic Trigonometric Functions

Subsection Applications of Hyperbolic Trigonometry

A company wishes to build a suspension bridge that stretches between the basketball arena and the baseball stadium on the other side of the railway lines in a particular city. The center part of the bridge will be suspended between two concrete pillars 280 feet apart and 80 feet high. The cable holding the bridge is to be exactly 30 feet above the railway tracks in the middle of the bridge, i.e. it sags exactly 50 feet.

In 1691, Gottfried Leibniz and Christian Huygens determined that any cable hanging under the force of gravity must have the shape of the graph of

This shape is known as a catenary. The parameter (a) is the ratio of cable tension to cable density. The only use of the parameter (b) is to provide a vertical shift, if needed.

We can ask two important questions. First, what values must (a) and (b) have in order for the catenary to fit the constraints provided by the placement of the concrete pillars and the low point of the cable?

In order to find (a) and (b) we need to solve two separate equations. We know that (y(0)=30) to ensure we have sufficient clearance above the railway tracks. We also know that (y(140)=80) since the cable attaches to a 80 foot tall pillar 140 feet from the lowest point (center). Therefore we have

Using the value of (a approx 203.82) together with (30=a+b) we have (b=-173.82 ext<.>) Therefore, the height of the bridge can be modeled by the equation

Subsection Summary

Hyperbolic functions are useful in modeling the shape of a cable hanging between two poles.

The hyperbolic functions are defined in terms of elementary exponential functions:

Hyperbolic sine and hyperbolic cosine satisfy an identity similar to the Pythagorean identity: (cosh^2(x)-sinh^2(x)=1) for any real number (x ext<.>)

The derivatives of the hyperbolic functions are also reminiscent of the regular trigonometric derivatives:

1.7: Calculus of the Hyperbolic Functions - Mathematics

Math 173: Calculus I Spring 2015
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1.7: Calculus of the Hyperbolic Functions - Mathematics

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Derivatives of Hyperbolic Trigonometric Functions

Hyperbolic trig functions, although many people discredit them, can actually be very useful. True, there are few examples of explicit hyperbolic functions in the physical world. However, using hyperbolic functions can make exponentials appear to behave like trigonometric functions -- an analogy that can provide much intuition.

In any case, we still want to know the derivatives of the hyperbolic functions. We'll find the derivatives of sinh and cosh from their definitions in terms of exponentials:

OK, let's take a look at this. The derivatives of sinh and cosh seem to behave just like the derivatives of sin and cos, except that the annoying negative signs have gone away. (Remember: Dxsin(x) = cos(x), Dxcos(x) = -sin(x)) We can find the derivatives of the other hyperbolic trig functions using the quotient rule, the chain rule and the derivatives we've just derived:

d dx tanh (x) &sp=&sp d dx sinh (x) cosh (x) &sp=&sp cosh ^2^(x) &thinsp-&thinsp sinh ^2^(x) cosh ^2^(x) &sp=&sp 1 cosh ^2^(x) &sp=&sp sech ^2^(x)

d dx coth (x) &sp=&sp d dx cosh (x) sinh (x) &sp=&sp cosh ^2^(x) &thinsp-&thinsp sinh ^2^(x) sinh ^2^(x) &sp=&sp -1 sinh ^2^(x) &sp=&sp - csch ^2^(x)

d dx sech (x) &sp=&sp d dx ( cosh x)^-1^ &sp=&sp (-1)( cosh x)^-2^( sinh x) &sp=&sp - sech (x) tanh (x)

d dx csch (x) &sp=&sp d dx ( sinh x)^-1^ &sp=&sp (-1)( sinh x)^-2^( cosh x) &sp=&sp - csc (x) coth (x)

So, as with sinh and cosh, the derivatives of the other hyperbolic trig functions closely resemble those of the normal trig functions, with some discrepancies over negative signs. Be careful, though -- those negative signs can easily cause big errors!

Some examples:

This is the result we would expect since sinh ^2^x &thinsp-&thinsp cosh ^2^ &sp=&sp 1

The calculator allows you to use most hyperbolic functions, it is possible to calculate the hyperbolic cosine (noted ch or cosh), the hyperbolic sine (noted sh or sinh ), the hyperbolic tangent (noted th or tanh ), and the hyperbolic cotangent (noted coth or cotanh ).

The hyperbolic cotangent function is written coth, it is defined by the following formula :

The hyperbolic cotangent calculator allows through the coth function to calculate online the hyperbolic cotangent of a number.

To calculate the hyperbolic cotangent of a number, enter the number and to apply the coth function. For calculating the hyperbolic cotangent of the following number 2, enter coth(`2`) or directly 2, if the coth button already appears, the result 1.03731472073 is returned.

    The limits of the hyperbolic cotangent exist at `-oo` (minus infinity) and `+oo` (plus infinity): The hyperbolic cotangent function has a limit in `-oo` which is `-1`.

    Syntax :

    coth(x), where x is a number.

    Other notation sometimes used : cotanh

    Examples :

    Derivative hyperbolic cotangent :

    To differentiate function hyperbolic cotangent online, it is possible to use the derivative calculator which allows the calculation of the derivative of the hyperbolic cotangent function

    Antiderivative hyperbolic cotangent :

    Antiderivative calculator allows to calculate an antiderivative of hyperbolic cotangent function.

    An antiderivative of coth(x) is antiderivative_calculator(`"coth"(x)`)=`ln(sh(x))`

    Limit hyperbolic cotangent :

    The limit calculator allows the calculation of limits of the hyperbolic cotangent function.

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