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The ASINH function returns the inverse hyperbolic sine of a number. It is a mathematical function that can be used in a variety of applications such as calculating the surface area of a hyperbolic paraboloid. The result of the function is in radians.


Use the ASINH formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:

  1. value (required):
    The number for which to calculate the inverse hyperbolic sine. Must be a number or a reference to a cell containing a number.


Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the ASINH formula in Google Sheets.

Calculating the surface area of a hyperbolic paraboloid

The surface area of a hyperbolic paraboloid can be expressed using the inverse hyperbolic sine function. By using the ASINH function in conjunction with other mathematical functions, one can easily calculate the surface area of such a shape.

Solving differential equations

The ASINH function can be used in solving certain types of differential equations, particularly those involving hyperbolic functions.

Common Mistakes

ASINH not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the ASINH Google Sheets Formula:

Using non-numeric values

The ASINH function only accepts numeric values as input. If you provide a non-numeric value, the function will return an error. Make sure to check that your input is a valid number before using the ASINH function.

Incorrect syntax

Make sure that you are using the correct syntax for the ASINH function. The function takes only one argument, which should be a numeric value. Make sure that you are enclosing the argument in parentheses and that there are no extra spaces or characters in the formula.

Using degrees instead of radians

The ASINH function expects input in radians. If you are providing input in degrees, you will need to convert it to radians first using the RADIANS function. Otherwise, your results will be incorrect.

The following functions are similar to ASINH or are often used with it in a formula:

  • SINH

    The SINH function returns the hyperbolic sine of any real number. The hyperbolic sine is a mathematical function that describes the shape of a hanging cable supported at its ends and acted upon by a uniform gravitational force. In Google Sheets, it is most commonly used in mathematical and statistical formulas.

  • COSH

    The COSH function returns the hyperbolic cosine of a given value. The hyperbolic cosine is defined as (ex + e-x) / 2, where x is the given value. This function is most commonly used in mathematical calculations and modeling.

  • TANH

    The TANH function returns the hyperbolic tangent of a value. It is commonly used in mathematical modeling, such as in statistics, physics, and engineering.

Learn More

You can learn more about the ASINH Google Sheets function on Google Support.