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Suppose that KN ::; b and that b ::; O. 28) and if b < 0, then the standard rigidity conclusions hold. 13 (See [MaP2J). Suppose that KN ::; b and that b > O. Then ~ dr V01(B~,m)) > (V01(Dr) - Vol(S~,m) 0 . 29) If equality is attained for some value of r , say r = R, then it holds for all r ::; R, and the standard rigidity conclusions hold for DR. Proof. 21) we get Vol(Dr) ::; Vol(Bi,m ) + mh1b (r) . 30) ::; Vol(Bi,m) + mh1b (r) . d~ (Vol(Dr ) - Vol(B~,m )) Steen 11arkvorsen 24 so that ~ In (Vol(Dr ) dr - ~ (Vol(Dr ) - Vol(B~,m)) -=dr-,---_ _ _ _------;-_ (Vol(D r ) - Vol(B~,m)) Vol(B~,m)) = > m hb(r) !