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Meanwhile, the Gupta-Sidki groups constructed in [GS83] do not satisfy Condition 1. As was proved recently by the first author, the growth of the Lie algebra £Fp (G) coincides with the spherical growth of the Schreier graph of G relatively to stc(e), where e is an infinite geodesic path in the tree E*. For our groups <$ and (9 the spherical growth is bounded and this is why these groups have bounded width. For the Gupta-Sidki groups, the spherical growth of the Schreier graph is unbounded (it grows approximately as \/n), and therefore these groups do not have the finite width property.

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This means that if we are given any two geodesies, and we reparameterize them both to be constant speed on the unit interval then the distance between corresponding points will be a quasiconvex function of the parameter. More precisely, if we choose 7, n of lengths ly and I2 respectively, then the distance d(j(t • h),rj(t • Z2)) will be a quasiconvex function of t on [0,1]. It is now evident that Gromov-hyperbolic metric spaces are quasiconvex since 5-thin triangles are 7-midpoint convex for some 7, and every geodesic triangle is "almost" a tripod.