# Math.Tanh Method

Silverlight

Returns the hyperbolic tangent of the specified angle.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

## Syntax

```[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public static double Tanh(
double value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Double

#### Return Value

Type: System.Double
The hyperbolic tangent of value. If value is equal to NegativeInfinity, this method returns -1. If value is equal to PositiveInfinity, this method returns 1. If value is equal to NaN, this method returns NaN.

## Remarks

The angle, value, must be in radians. Multiply by Math.PI/180 to convert degrees to radians.

## Examples

The following example uses Tanh to evaluate certain hyperbolic tangent identities for selected values.

```
// Example for the hyperbolic Math.Tanh( double ) method.
using System;

class Example
{
public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
outputBlock.Text +=
"This example of hyperbolic Math.Tanh( double )\n" +
"generates the following output." + "\n";
outputBlock.Text +=
"\nEvaluate these hyperbolic identities " +
"with selected values for X:" + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += "   tanh(X) == sinh(X) / cosh(X)" + "\n";
outputBlock.Text +=
"   tanh(2 * X) == 2 * tanh(X) / (1 + tanh^2(X))" + "\n";

UseTanh(outputBlock, 0.1);
UseTanh(outputBlock, 1.2);
UseTanh(outputBlock, 4.9);

outputBlock.Text +=
"\nEvaluate [tanh(X + Y) == (tanh(X) + tanh(Y)) " +
"/ (1 + tanh(X) * tanh(Y))]" +
"\nwith selected values for X and Y:" + "\n";

UseTwoArgs(outputBlock, 0.1, 1.2);
UseTwoArgs(outputBlock, 1.2, 4.9);
}

// Evaluate hyperbolic identities with a given argument.
static void UseTanh(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, double arg)
{
double tanhArg = Math.Tanh(arg);

// Evaluate tanh(X) == sinh(X) / cosh(X).
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"\n                       Math.Tanh({0}) == {1:E16}\n" +
"      Math.Sinh({0}) / Math.Cosh({0}) == {2:E16}",
arg, tanhArg, (Math.Sinh(arg) / Math.Cosh(arg))) + "\n";

// Evaluate tanh(2 * X) == 2 * tanh(X) / (1 + tanh^2(X)).
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"                   2 * Math.Tanh({0}) /",
arg, 2.0 * tanhArg) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"             (1 + (Math.Tanh({0}))^2) == {1:E16}",
arg, 2.0 * tanhArg / (1.0 + tanhArg * tanhArg)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"                       Math.Tanh({0}) == {1:E16}",
2.0 * arg, Math.Tanh(2.0 * arg)) + "\n";
}

// Evaluate a hyperbolic identity that is a function of two arguments.
static void UseTwoArgs(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, double argX, double argY)
{
// Evaluate tanh(X + Y) == (tanh(X) + tanh(Y)) / (1 + tanh(X) * tanh(Y)).
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"\n    (Math.Tanh({0}) + Math.Tanh({1})) /\n" +
"(1 + Math.Tanh({0}) * Math.Tanh({1})) == {2:E16}",
argX, argY, (Math.Tanh(argX) + Math.Tanh(argY)) /
(1.0 + Math.Tanh(argX) * Math.Tanh(argY))) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"                       Math.Tanh({0}) == {1:E16}",
argX + argY, Math.Tanh(argX + argY)) + "\n";
}
}

/*
This example of hyperbolic Math.Tanh( double )
generates the following output.

Evaluate these hyperbolic identities with selected values for X:
tanh(X) == sinh(X) / cosh(X)
tanh(2 * X) == 2 * tanh(X) / (1 + tanh^2(X))

Math.Tanh(0.1) == 9.9667994624955819E-002
Math.Sinh(0.1) / Math.Cosh(0.1) == 9.9667994624955819E-002
2 * Math.Tanh(0.1) /
(1 + (Math.Tanh(0.1))^2) == 1.9737532022490401E-001
Math.Tanh(0.2) == 1.9737532022490401E-001

Math.Tanh(1.2) == 8.3365460701215521E-001
Math.Sinh(1.2) / Math.Cosh(1.2) == 8.3365460701215521E-001
2 * Math.Tanh(1.2) /
(1 + (Math.Tanh(1.2))^2) == 9.8367485769368024E-001
Math.Tanh(2.4) == 9.8367485769368024E-001

Math.Tanh(4.9) == 9.9988910295055444E-001
Math.Sinh(4.9) / Math.Cosh(4.9) == 9.9988910295055433E-001
2 * Math.Tanh(4.9) /
(1 + (Math.Tanh(4.9))^2) == 9.9999999385024030E-001
Math.Tanh(9.8) == 9.9999999385024030E-001

Evaluate [tanh(X + Y) == (tanh(X) + tanh(Y)) / (1 + tanh(X) * tanh(Y))]
with selected values for X and Y:

(Math.Tanh(0.1) + Math.Tanh(1.2)) /
(1 + Math.Tanh(0.1) * Math.Tanh(1.2)) == 8.6172315931330645E-001
Math.Tanh(1.3) == 8.6172315931330634E-001

(Math.Tanh(1.2) + Math.Tanh(4.9)) /
(1 + Math.Tanh(1.2) * Math.Tanh(4.9)) == 9.9998993913939649E-001
Math.Tanh(6.1) == 9.9998993913939649E-001
*/

```

## Version Information

#### Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

#### Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

## Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.