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# On approximation of fixed points of multivalued pseudocontractive mappings in Hilbert spaces

*Fixed Point Theory and Applications*
**volume 2016**, Article number: 59 (2016)

## Abstract

It is proved that if a multivalued *k*-strictly pseudocontractive mapping *S* of Chidume *et al.* (Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013:629468, 2013) is of type one, then \(I-S\) is demiclosed at zero. Also, under this condition, the Mann (respectively, Ishikawa) sequence weakly (respectively, strongly) converges to a fixed point of a multivalued *k*-strictly pseudocontractive (respectively, pseudocontractive) mapping *S* without the condition that the fixed point set of *S* is strict, where *S* is of type one if for any pair \(r,g \in D(S)\),

and Φ denotes the Hausdorff metric. The results obtained give a partial answer to the problem of the removal of the strict fixed point set condition, which is usually imposed on multivalued mappings. Thus, the results extend, complement, and improve the results on multivalued and single-valued mappings in the contemporary literature.

## 1 Introduction

The approximation of fixed points of multivalued mappings with respect to the Hausdorff metric, using Mann [2] or Ishikawa [3] iteration scheme, has never been successful without imposing the condition that either the fixed point set of *S* is strict or that *S* is a multivalued mapping for which \(P_{S}\) satisfies some contractive conditions (see, *e.g.*, [1, 4–9], and references therein). Among these recent studies, Chidume *et al.* [1] introduced the class of multivalued pseudocontractive mappings as follows.

### Definition 1.1

([1])

Let *H* be a real Hilbert space. A multivalued mapping \(S:D(S)\subseteq H\rightarrow CB(H)\) from the domain of *S* into the family of all closed and bounded subsets of *H* is said to be *k*-strictly pseudocontractive in the sense of Chidume *et al.* [1] if there exists \(k\in(0,1)\) such that

If \(k=1\), then *S* is said to be pseudocontractive. Also, they proved some weak and strong convergence theorems for this class of mappings using the condition that either the fixed point set of *S* is strict or *S* is a multivalued mapping such that \(P_{S}\) is pseudocontractive. They proved the following theorems.

### Theorem 1.1

([1])

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty*, *closed*, *and convex subset of a real Hilbert space H*, *and let*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*be a multivalued mapping such that*
\(F(S)\neq\emptyset\). *Assume that*
\(P_{S}\)
*is*
*k*-*strictly pseudocontractive*. *Let*
\(\{r_{n}\}\)
*be a sequence defined iteratively from arbitrary point*
\(r_{1}\in C\)
*by*

*where*
\(g_{n}\in P_{S}r_{n}\)
*and*
\(\lambda\in(0,1-k)\). *Then*, \(\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}d(r_{n},Sr_{n})=0\).

### Theorem 1.2

([1])

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty*, *closed*, *and convex subset of a real Hilbert space*
*H*, *and let*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*be a multivalued*
*k*-*strictly pseudocontractive mapping with*
\(F(S)\neq \emptyset\)
*such that for every*
\(r\in C\), *Sr*
*is weakly closed and*
\(Sz=\{z\}\)
*for all*
\(z\in F(S)\). *Suppose that*
*S*
*is hemicompact*. *Let*
\(\{ r_{n}\}\)
*be a sequence defined iteratively from arbitrary point*
\(r_{0}\in C\)
*by*

*where*
\(g_{n}\in P_{S}r_{n}\)
*and*
\(\lambda\in(0,1-k)\). *Then*, *the sequence*
\(\{ r_{n}\}\)
*strongly converges to a fixed point of*
*S*.

Recently, Isiogugu *et al.* [10] observed that there are multivalued Lipschitzian maps with nonempty fixed point set for which neither the fixed point set of *S* is strict nor \(P_{S}\) satisfies any of the contractive conditions studied so far by authors. They also noted that these classes of maps have another interesting property of some existing maps considered recently by authors (see, *e.g.*, [1, 4–9, 11, 12], and references therein). They therefore suggested to approximate the fixed points of multivalued mappings *S* directly instead of \(P_{S}\) and without imposing the strict fixed point set condition on *S*. This suggestion was also due to the fact that it has not been established that if a multivalued map *S* belongs to a class of maps, then \(P_{S}\) necessarily belongs to the same class of maps and that the fixed point set of *S* need not be strict. Consequently, they introduced the ‘type-one’ condition, which guarantees the weak convergence of the Mann sequence \(\{r_{n}\}\) without imposing the condition that the fixed point set of *S* is strict to a fixed point of a multivalued quasi-nonexpansive mapping *S* in a real Hilbert space. They also proved that under this condition, if *S* is nonexpansive, then \(I-S\) is demiclosed at zero. They obtained the following results.

### Proposition 1.1

([10])

*Let*
*H*
*be a real Hilbert space*, *and*
*C*
*a nonempty weakly closed subset of*
*H*. *Let*
\(S:C\subseteq H\rightarrow P(H)\)
*be a multivalued mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of*
*H*. *Suppose that*
*S*
*is a nonexpansive mapping of type one*. *Suppose that*
\(\{r_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty }\subseteq C\)
*is such that*
\(\{r_{n}\}\)
*weakly converges to*
*p*
*and a sequence*
\(\{g_{n}\}\)
*with*
\(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\)
*and*
\(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\)
*for all*
\(n\in\mathbb{N}\)
*is such that*
\(\{ r_{n}-g_{n}\}\)
*strongly converges to* 0. *Then*
\(0\in(I-S)p\) (*i*.*e*., \(p=v\)
*for some*
\(v\in Sp\)).

### Theorem 1.3

([10])

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty closed and convex subset of a real Hilbert space H*. *Suppose that*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*is a type*-*one nonexpansive mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of*
*C*
*such that*
\(F(S)\neq\emptyset\). *Then the Mann*-*type sequence defined by*

*weakly converges to*
\(q\in F(S)\), *where*
\(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\)
*with*
\(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\)
*and*
\(\mu_{n}\subseteq(0,1)\)
*satisfying*
\(\mu _{n}\rightarrow \mu\in(0,1)\).

### Theorem 1.4

([10])

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty closed and convex subset of a real Hilbert space H*. *Suppose that*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*is a type*-*one quasi*-*nonexpansive mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of*
*C*. *If*
\((I-S)\)
*satisfies Proposition *
1.1, *then the Mann*-*type sequence defined by*

*weakly converges to*
\(q\in F(S)\), *where*
\(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\)
*with*
\(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\)
*and*
\(\mu_{n}\subseteq(0,1)\)
*satisfying*
\(\mu _{n}\rightarrow \mu\in(0,1)\).

Therefore, our purpose in this work is to establish that the type-one condition introduced by Isiogugu *et al.* [10] guarantees the weak (respectively, strong) convergence of the Mann (respectively, Ishikawa) sequence \(\{r_{n}\}\) to a fixed point of *k*-strictly pseudocontractive (respectively, pseudocontractive) mapping *S* of Chidume *et al.* [1] without the condition that the fixed point set of *S* is strict in a real Hilbert space. It is also proved that, under this condition, \(I-S\) is demiclosed at zero if *S* is *k*-strictly pseudocontractive. The results obtained extend, complement, and improve the results on multivalued and single-valued mappings and also give a partial solution to the problem of removing the strict fixed point set condition usually imposed on *S*.

## 2 Preliminaries

In the sequel, we shall need the following definitions and lemmas.

### Definition 2.1

Let *X* be a nonempty set, and let \(S:X\rightarrow X\) be a map. A point \(r\in X\) is called a fixed point of *S* if \(r=Sr\). If \(S:X\rightarrow2^{X}\) is a multivalued map, then *r* is a fixed point of *S* if \(r\in Sr\). If \(Sr=\{r\}\), then *r* is called a strict fixed point of *S*. The set \(F(S)=\{r\in D(S):r\in Sr\} \) (respectively, \(F(S)=\{r\in D(S):r= Sr\}\)) is called the fixed point set of a multivalued (respectively, single-valued) map *S*, whereas the set \(F_{s}(S)=\{r\in D(S):Sr=\{r\}\}\) is called the strict fixed point set of *S*.

### Definition 2.2

Let *X* be a normed space. A subset *C* of *X* is said to be proximinal if given any \(r\in X\), there exists \(k\in C\) such that

It is well known that every closed convex subset of a uniformly convex Banach space is proximinal. For a nonempty set *X*, we shall denote the family of all nonempty closed and bounded subsets of *X* by \(CB(X)\), the family of all nonempty closed, convex, and bounded subsets of *X* by \(CVB(X)\), the family of all nonempty closed subsets of *X* by \(C(X)\), the family of all proximinal subsets of *X* by \(P(X)\), and the family of all nonempty subsets of *X* by \(2^{X}\).

### Definition 2.3

Let Φ denote the Hausdorff metric induced by the metric *d* on *X*, that is, for all \(A,B\in CB(X)\),

### Definition 2.4

Let *X* be a normed space. Let \(S:D(S)\subseteq X\rightarrow2^{X}\) be a multivalued mapping on *X*. *S* is called *L*-Lipschitzian if there exists \(L\geq0\) such that, for all \(r,g\in D(S)\),

If \(L\in[0,1)\) in (2.1), then *S* is said to be a *contraction*, whereas *S* is *nonexpansive* if \(L=1\). *S* is called *quasi-nonexpansive* if \(F(S)=\{r\in D(S): r\in Sr\}\neq\emptyset\) and, for all \(z\in F(S)\),

Clearly, every nonexpansive mapping with nonempty fixed point set is quasi-nonexpansive. *S* is said to be *k*-strictly pseudocontractive in the sense of Chidume *et al.* [1] if there exists \(C\in(0,1)\) such that

If \(k=1\) in (2.3), then *S* is said to be pseudocontractive. *S* is said to be of *k*-strictly pseudocontractive type in the sense of Isiogugu [5] if there exists \(k\in(0,1)\) such that given any pair \(r,g\in D(S)\) and \(u\in Sr\), there exists \(v\in Sg\) satisfying \(\|u- v\|\leq\Phi(Sr, Sg)\) and

If \(k=1\) in (2.4), then *S* is said to be of pseudocontractive type. It is easy to see that any proximinal, pseudocontractive map *S* of Chidume *et al.* [1] is of pseudoconytractive type in the sense of Isiogugu [5].

### Definition 2.5

Let *X* be a Banach space. Let \(S:D(S)\subseteq X\rightarrow2^{X}\) be a multivalued mapping. Then \(I-S\) is said to be *weakly demiclosed* at *zero* if for any sequence \(\{r_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}\subseteq D(S)\) such that \(\{r_{n}\}\) converges weakly to *z* and a sequence \(\{g_{n}\}\) with \(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\) for all \(n\in\mathbb{N}\) such that \(\{r_{n}-g_{n}\}\) strongly converges to *zero*, we have \(z\in Sz\) (*i.e.*, \(0\in (I-S)z\)).

### Definition 2.6

([15])

A Banach *X* is said to satisfy Opial’s condition if whenever a sequence \(\{r_{n}\}\) converges weakly to \(r\in X\), we have

for all \(g\in X\), \(g\neq r\).

### Definition 2.7

Let *X* be a Banach space, and \(S:D(S)\subseteq X\rightarrow2^{X}\) a multivalued mapping. The graph of \(I-S\) is said to be *closed* in \(\sigma(X,X^{*})\times(X,\|\cdot\| )\) (*i.e.*, \(I-S\) is *weakly demiclosed* or *demiclosed*) if for any sequence \(\{r_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}\subseteq D(S)\) such that \(\{r_{n}\}\) weakly converges to *z* and a sequence \(\{g_{n}\}\) with \(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\) for all \(n\in\mathbb{N}\) such that \(\{r_{n}-g_{n}\}\) strongly converges to *g*, we have \(g\in(I-S)z\) (*i.e.*, \(g=z-v\) for some \(v\in Sz\)). Here *I* denotes the identity on *X*, \(\sigma(X,X^{*})\) is the weak topology of *X*, and \((X,\|\cdot\|)\) is the norm (or strong) topology of *X*.

### Definition 2.8

([6])

A multivalued mapping \(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\) is said to satisfy condition (1) (see, *e.g.*, [6]) if there exists a nondecreasing function \(f:[0,\infty)\rightarrow[0,\infty)\) with \(f(0)=0\) and \(f>0\) on \((0,\infty)\) such that

### Definition 2.9

([10])

Let *X* be a normed space, and \(S: D(S)\subseteq X\rightarrow2^{X}\) be a multivalued map. *S* is said to be of type one if given any pair \(r,g \in D(S)\), we have

### Lemma 2.1

*Let*
*H*
*be a real Hilbert space*, *and*
\(\{r_{n}\} _{n=1}^{\infty}\)
*a sequence in*
*H*
*weakly converging to*
\(z\in H\). *Then*

### Lemma 2.2

([16])

*Let*
\(\{a_{n}\}\), \(\{\delta_{n}\}\), *and*
\(\{\gamma_{n}\}\)
*be sequences of nonnegative real numbers satisfying the following relation*:

*where*
\(n_{0}\)
*is a nonnegative integer*. *If*
\(\sum\delta_{n}<\infty\)
*and*
\(\sum \gamma_{n}<\infty\), *then*
\(\lim_{n\to\infty}a_{n}\)
*exists*.

### Lemma 2.3

([4])

*Let*
*X*
*be a metric space*. *If*
\(A,B\in P(X)\), \(a\in A\), *and*
\(\gamma\geq0\), *then*, *as a simple consequence of the Hausdorff metric* Φ, *there exists*
\(b\in B\)
*such that*

## 3 Main results

We now obtain a demiclosedness property in the sense that if \(\{r_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}\subseteq C\) is such that \(\{r_{n}\}\) weakly converges to *z* and a sequence \(\{g_{n}\}\) with \(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\) and \(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\) for all \(n\in\mathbb{N}\) is such that \(\{ r_{n}-g_{n}\}\) strongly converges to 0, then \(0\in(I-S)z\) (*i.e.*, \(z=v\) for some \(v\in Sz\)).

### Proposition 3.1

*Let*
*H*
*be a real Hilbert space*, *and*
*Ca nonempty weakly closed subset of H*. *Let*
\(S:C\subseteq H\rightarrow P(H)\)
*be a multivalued mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of H*. *If*
*S*
*is a*
*k*-*strictly pseudocontractive mapping of type one*, *then*
\((I-S)\)
*is demiclosed at* zero (*i*.*e*., *the graph of*
\(I-S\)
*is closed at* zero *in*
\(\sigma(H,H^{*})\times(H,\|\cdot\|)\)
*or weakly demiclosed at* zero).

### Proof

We use a method similar to that of the proof of Proposition 3 in [5]. Let \(\{r_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}\subseteq C\) be such that \(\{r_{n}\}\) weakly converges to *z*, and \(\{g_{n}\}\) be a sequence with \(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\) and \(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\| =d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\) for all \(n\in\mathbb{N}\) such that \(\{ r_{n}-g_{n}\}\) strongly converges to 0. We prove that \(0\in(I-S)z\) (*i.e.*, \(z=v\) for some \(v\in Sz\)). Since \(\{r_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}\) converges weakly, it is bounded. Let \(q\in Sz\) with \(\|z-q\|=d(z,Sz)\), From the definition of *k*-strictly pseudocontractive and type-one condition on *S*, for each \(n\in \mathbb{N}\), we have

and

Therefore, for each \(r\in H\), define \(f:H\rightarrow[0,\infty)\) by

Then from Lemma 2.1 we obtain

Thus,

Therefore,

Observe also that

Hence, it follows from (3.3) and (3.4) that \((1-k)\|z-q\|^{2}=0\).

Therefore, \(z=q\in Sz\). □

We now obtain some strong and weak convergence results for the class of pseudocontractive mappings and *k*-strictly pseudocontractive mappings of Chidume *et al.* [1], respectively, in Hilbert spaces.

### Theorem 3.1

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty closed and convex subset of a real Hilbert space*
*X*. *If*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*is a type*-*one*
*L*-*Lipschitzian pseudocontractive mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of*
*C*
*such that*
\(F(S)\neq\emptyset\). *Suppose that*
*S*
*satisfies condition *(1). *Then*, *the Ishikawa sequence defined by*

*strongly converges to*
\(p\in F(S)\), *where*
\(u_{n}\in Sr_{n}\)
*with*
\(\|r_{n}-u_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\), \(w_{n}\in Sg_{n}\)
*with*
\(\|g_{n}-w_{n}\|=d(g_{n},Sg_{n})\), *and*
\(\{\mu_{n}\}\)
*and*
\(\{\delta_{n}\}\)
*are real sequences satisfying* (i) \(\liminf_{n\to\infty}\mu_{n}=\mu>0\), (ii) \(0\leq\mu_{n}\leq\delta _{n}<1\), *and* (iii) \(\sup_{n\geq1}\delta_{n}\leq\delta\leq\frac{1}{\sqrt{1+L^{2}}+1}\).

### Proof

Using a method similar to that of the proof of Theorem 4 in [5], we have that

Also,

From (3.5) and (3.6) it follows that

From (3.7) and (3.8) it follows that

It then follows from Lemma 2.2 that \(\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\|r_{n}-z\|\) exists. Hence, \(\{r_{n}\}\) is bounded, so also are \(\{u_{n}\}\) and \(\{w_{n}\}\). We then have from (3.9)(i), (iii) that

It then follows that \(\lim_{n\to\infty}\|r_{n}-u_{n}\|=0\). Since \(u_{n}\in Sr_{n}\), we have that \(d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\leq\|r_{n}-u_{n}\|\rightarrow 0\) as \(n\rightarrow\infty\). Since *S* satisfies condition (1), \(\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}d(r_{n},F(S))=0\). Thus, there exists a subsequence \(\{r_{n_{k}}\}\) of \(\{r_{n}\}\) such that \(\|r_{n_{k}}-z_{k}\|\leq\frac{1}{2^{k}}\) for some \(\{z_{k}\}\subseteq F(S)\). From (3.9) we have

We now show that \(\{z_{k}\}\) is a Cauchy sequence in \(F(S)\):

Therefore, \(\{z_{k}\}\) is a Cauchy sequence and converges to some \(q\in C\) because *C* is closed. Now, we have

Hence, \(r_{n_{k}}\rightarrow q\) as \(k\rightarrow\infty\). We have

Hence, \(q\in Sq\), and \(\{r_{n_{k}}\}\) strongly converges to *q*. Since \(\lim\|r_{n}-q\|\) exists, we have that \(r_{n}\) strongly converges to \(q\in F(S)\). □

### Theorem 3.2

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty closed and convex subset of a real Hilbert space*
*H*. *Suppose that*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*is*
*k*-*strictly pseudocontractive mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of*
*C*
*with*
\(k\in(0,1)\)
*such that*
\(F(S)\neq\emptyset\). *If*
*S*
*is of type one*, *then the Mann*-*type sequence defined by*

*weakly converges to*
\(q\in F(S)\), *where*
\(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\)
*with*
\(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\)
*and*
\(\mu_{n}\subseteq(0,1)\)
*satisfying* (i) \(\mu_{n}\rightarrow\mu<1-k\), (ii) \(\mu>0\), *and* (iii) \(\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\mu_{n}(1-\mu_{n})=\infty\).

### Proof

Using the well-known identity and a method similar to that of the proof of Theorem 3 in [5], we have that

which holds for all \(r,g\in H\) and all \(t\in[0,1]\), from which we obtain

It then follows Lemma 2.2 that \(\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty} \| r_{n}-z\|\) exists, and hence \(\{r_{n}\}\) is bounded. Also,

Since \(\mu>0\) from (ii), we have that \(\lim_{n\to\infty}\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=0\). Also, since *C* is closed and \(\{r_{n}\}\subseteq C\) with \(\{r_{n}\}\) bounded, there exists a subsequence \(\{r_{n_{t}}\}\subseteq\{r_{n}\}\) that weakly converges to some \(q\in C\). Also, \(\lim_{n\to\infty}\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=0\) implies that \(\lim_{n\to\infty}\|r_{n_{t}}-g_{n_{t}}\|=0\). Since \((I-S)\) is weakly demiclosed at *zero*, we have that \(q\in Sq\). Since *H* satisfies Opial’s condition [15], we have that \(\{r_{n}\}\) weakly converges to \(q\in F(S)\). □

We now have the following corollaries with proofs easily following from the definition and Theorems 3.1 and 3.2, respectively.

### Corollary 3.1

([10])

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty closed and convex subset of a real Hilbert space H*. *Suppose that*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*is a type*-*one quasi*-*nonexpansive mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of*
*C*. *If*
\((I-S)\)
*satisfies Proposition *
3.1, *then the Mann*-*type sequence defined by*

*weakly converges to*
\(q\in F(S)\), *where*
\(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\)
*with*
\(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\), *and*
\(\mu_{n}\)
*is a real sequence in* (0,1) *satisfying*
\(\mu_{n}\rightarrow \mu\in(0,1)\).

### Corollary 3.2

([10])

*Let*
*C*
*be a nonempty closed and convex subset of a real Hilbert space H*. *Suppose that*
\(S:C\rightarrow P(C)\)
*is a type*-*one nonexpansive mapping from*
*C*
*into the family of all proximinal subsets of*
*C*
*such that*
\(F(S)\neq\emptyset\). *Then the Mann*-*type sequence defined by*

*weakly converges to*
\(q\in F(S)\), *where*
\(g_{n}\in Sr_{n}\)
*with*
\(\|r_{n}-g_{n}\|=d(r_{n},Sr_{n})\)
*and*
\(\mu_{n}\subseteq(0,1)\)
*satisfying*
\(\mu _{n}\rightarrow \mu\in(0,1)\).

### Concluding Remark

It is not clear if Theorem 3.1 and Theorem 3.2 will still hold if the classes of pseudocontractive and *k*-strictly pseudocontractive mappings considered are replaced with the classes *k*-strictly pseudocontractive-type and pseudocontractive-type mappings, respectively, considered by Isiogugu [5].

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## Acknowledgements

The author is a post doctoral fellow at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. She is grateful to the University for the scholarship, making their facilities available, and for hospitality. She is also grateful to the University of Nigeria Nsukka for granting her study leave.

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Isiogugu, F.O. On approximation of fixed points of multivalued pseudocontractive mappings in Hilbert spaces.
*Fixed Point Theory Appl* **2016**, 59 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13663-016-0548-x

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