`sinh(2x) = 2sinhxcoshx` Verify the identity.

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Take note that hyperbolic sine and hyperbolic cosine are defined as

  • `sinh(u)=(e^u - e^(-u))/2`
  • `cosh(u)=(e^u+e^(-u))/2`

So when the left side is expressed in exponential form, it becomes


Factoring the numerator, it turns into

`((e^x - e^(-x))(e^x + e^(-x)))/2=2sinh(x)cosh(x)`

To return it to hyperbolic function, multiply the left side by 2/2.

`((e^x - e^(-x))(e^x + e^(-x)))/2*2/2=2sinh(x)cosh(x)`

Then, rearrange the factors in such a way that it can be expressed in terms of sinh and cosh.

`2*(e^x - e^(-x))/2 * (e^x + e^(-x))/2=2sinh(x)cosh(x)`



This proves that the given equation is an identity.


Therefore,  `sinh(2x)=2sinh(x)cosh(x)` is an identity.

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