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Riemann's sum inequality problem [on hold]

Iam having touble with a certain question on my assignment. I dont know how to replicate the math symbols on this site so I have jst put down a link to the full assignment: ...
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2answers
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How to prove $n! > n^a$ for all $a\in \mathbb{R}$ (for sufficiently large $n$)?

I've encountered a proof which claims $n! > n^2$ for sufficiently large $n$. I tried using induction to prove it for an arbitrary $a$: $n! > n^a$. Lets assume the claim is true for $n$: $n! ...
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Proving $\frac\pi{22}\cos\frac\pi{22}+\frac{2\pi}{11}\cos\frac{5\pi }{22}+\frac{2\pi}{ 11}\cos\frac{9\pi}{22}+\frac\pi{22}\cos\frac{5\pi}{11}<\cdots$

$$(\frac{\pi}{22}) \cos (\frac{\pi}{22}) +(\frac{2\pi}{11}) \cos (\frac{5\pi }{22}) + (\frac{2\pi}{ 11}) \cos (\frac{9\pi}{22}) + (\frac{\pi}{22}) \cos(\frac{5\pi}{11}) < (\frac{\pi}{26}) ...
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Order of $\{x\in\mathbb {Z}, |x|+|3x-1|<5\}$

There is a multiple choices which says what is the order of $\{x\in\mathbb {Z}, |x|+|3x-1|<5\}$? a. 1 b. 3 c. 2 d. empty I know that by considering certain cases, for example when $x<0$ or ...
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60 views

Using integral estimation to show that $ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac {\ln k}{k^2} \le \frac {2+3\ln2}{4}$

Show with Integral estimation that $$ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac {\ln k}{k^2} \le \frac {2+3\ln2}{4}$$ $$f(k)=\frac {\ln k}{k^2} $$ For the integral it is : 1 But the other part is the ...
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2answers
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Taking root from absolute expression

Why is the following true? (Where all terms are positive) $$|x-y| < \epsilon^2 \implies |\sqrt x - \sqrt y| < \epsilon$$
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Calcul of limit [closed]

What is the limit of $$\lim_{f \rightarrow 0} \frac{ \nabla {f(x)} }{\sin{(f(x))}}?$$ We can use the Poincare inequality and the famous limits: $$\lim_{x\rightarrow 0} ...
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a proof of constants are null from a given inequality

Problem: given constants $a,b\text{ and }c$, and a variable $x$, assume that for all $x\in\mathbb{R}$ holds that $|ax^2+bx+c|\le|x|^3$, then proof that $a=b=c=0$ My try: substitute $x=0$ into the ...
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1answer
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Show That $\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1$ And $\frac{x^2}{A^2} - \frac{y^2}{B^2} = 1$ Are Orthogonal Trajectories

Show that the ellipse $\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1$ and the hyperbola $\frac{x^2}{A^2} - \frac{y^2}{B^2} = 1$ are orthogonal trajectories if $A^2< a^2$ and $a^2-b^2 = A^2+B^2$. What I've ...
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Alternate Proof for $e^x \ge x+1$

This is just a standard problem from my high school's calculus text, but my proof seems sort of off. This is it: Let $f(x) = e^x$. The tangent line of $f(x)$ at $x=0$ is $g(x)=x+1$. Since $f''(x_0) ...
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1answer
43 views

verifying extrema found by Lagrange multipliers

This question was inspired by reading this problem: Prove the inequality $\frac 1a + \frac 1b +\frac 1c \ge \frac{a^3+b^3+c^3}{3} +\frac 74$ Suppose I have a function $f(x,y,z)$ with continuous ...
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Conditional extreme value of a function

Let $x,y,z$ be the positive real numbers, if $x^2+y^2+z^2=1$, then how can we find the minimal value of this function $f(x,y,z)=\dfrac{xz}{y}+\dfrac{yz}{x}+\dfrac{xy}{z}$.
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Solving the logarithimic inequality $\log_2\frac{x}{2} + \frac{\log_2x^2}{\log_2\frac{2}{x} } \leq 1$

I tried solving the logarithmic inequality: $$\log_2\frac{x}{2} + \frac{\log_2x^2}{\log_2\frac{2}{x} } \leq 1$$ several times but keeping getting wrong answers.
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1answer
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inequality funny question

I'm not sure what they want here: solve the inequality in realtion to $x$ for various values of $a$ : $\frac{(a+2)x}{a-1} - \frac{2}{3} < 2x-1$
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Show that for all $(\tau, \xi) \in \mathbb R^{n+1}$ we have $|(\tau-ia)^2 - |\xi|^2| \ge a(\tau ^2+|\xi|^2+a^2)^{1/2}$

Show that, for all $(\tau, \xi) \in \mathbb R^{n+1}$, $|(\tau-ia)^2 - |\xi|^2| \ge a(\tau ^2+|\xi|^2+a^2)^{1/2}$ This is the exercise 7.4 in the book by Francois Treves. It is just a fundamental ...
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How to prove $(1-\frac1{36})^{25}\lt\frac12$?

How to prove the inequality? $(1-\frac1{36})^{25}\lt\frac12$ I'm in trouble. Thank you very much for your help
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4answers
361 views

Arc Length of a Curve

Let $f:[a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function, how can you prove (not in the geometric way): $$ \sqrt{\left(f(b)-f(a)\right)^2+\left(b-a\right)^2}\le\int_a^b \sqrt{1+f'(x)^2}dx $$
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2answers
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solving the inequality

I'm looking for hints on how to efficiently solve this inequality: $$\left( \frac {|x|-|1-x|}{|x|} \right)^{2x-1} \gt \left(\frac {|x|-|1-x|}{|x|} \right)^{8-x} $$
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$|a+b|+|b+c|+|c+a| \leq |a|+|b|+|c|+|a+b+c| \ $ [closed]

Show that for every arbitrary complex number a,b and c we have $$|a+b|+|b+c|+|c+a| \leq |a|+|b|+|c|+|a+b+c| \ $$ Thanks.
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Upper bound on optimal multinomial logit

Let $[N]={1,...,N}$ denote a set of items, item $i$ has a unit revenue of $r_i>0$ and a utility $u_i>0$. Items have to be assorted in $N$ slots with sampling probabilities $v_k>0$. Let ...
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1answer
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How to show $f(x,y) \leq \theta f(x,y) + (1-\theta)f(x,y)$ for $\theta \in [0,1]$?

Let $\theta \in [0, 1]$. Let $f(x,y)$ be a function. Is there a way I could prove that $f(x,y) \leq \theta f(x,y) + (1-\theta)f(x,y)$? I have tried to start with $f(x,y) = 2f(x,y) - f(x,y)$ or ...
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1answer
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Use mean value theorem on $f(x) = x^{1/5}$, to show that $2< \sqrt[5]{33}<2.0125$

The problem specifically aks us to use mean value theorem on the interval $[32, 33]$ It has always puzzled me that mean value theorem can be used to prove Inequalities. Can anyone show how mean ...
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1answer
73 views

Show that $\int_{\pi/4}^{\pi/2} \frac{\sin x}{x}\,dx\leq \frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}$

Show that $$\int_{\pi/4}^{\pi/2} \dfrac{\sin x}{x}\,dx\leq \dfrac{\sqrt{2}}{2}$$ Any Ideas, how to start ?!
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143 views

How find the maximum of the $x^3_{1}+x^3_{2}+x^3_{3}-x_{1}x_{2}x_{3}$

Let $$0\le x_{i}\le i,\, i=1,2,3$$ be real numbers. Find the maximum of the expression $$x^3_{1}+x^3_{2}+x^3_{3}-x_{1}x_{2}x_{3}$$ My idea: I guess $$x^3_{1}+x^3_{2}+x^3_{3}-x_{1}x_{2}x_{3}\le ...
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1answer
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Homework on basic inequalities.

Let $a_j$ be a sequence of positive reals. Show that (a) $\left(\sum_{j=1}^\infty a_j\right)^\theta \le \sum_{j=1}^\infty a_j^\theta$ for any $0\le\theta\le1$. (b) $\sum_{j=1}^\infty a_j^\theta \le ...
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Binomial expansion inequality

In a paper I am reading, there is a step that seems to come from the following inequality: $$(1+x)^\alpha \le 1+2^\alpha x,$$ where $0<x<1$. (Also, $3\le \alpha \le 9/2$ in the context of the ...
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1answer
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How to prove this elementary “ interpolation” inequality?

Suppose $2<p<\infty$ and $0<\theta<1$. Let $n\geq 1$ be an integer. Assume that $$ \frac{1}{p}=\frac{1-\theta}{2^n}+\frac{\theta}{2^{n+1}}. $$ How to prove the following inequality $$ ...
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1answer
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Inequality containing finite sum.

For what value of k the following inequality holds? $\sum_{i=1}^{n}a_{i}^3<k|\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^{n}a_{i}}|$ I don't have any idea to solve this.
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Solve this with CBS

How can you see the mínimum value of $ 1/x + 4/y + 9/z $ with x+y+z=1 using the CBS inquality? I have seen a proof of that that use trigonometric substitutions, but i don´t see as one-step the ...
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1answer
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Typo in Spivak's explanation of limits in Calculus?

Here's what he says (including the preceding paragraph): "To show in general that f [(where f(x)=1/x)] approaches 1/a near a for any a we proceed in basically the same way, except that, again, we ...
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Is $-|x|\le\sin x\le|x|$ for all $x$ true?

I have seen in Thomas' Calculus that says to prove $\lim_{x\rightarrow0}\sin x=0$, use the Sandwich Theorem and the inequality $-|x|\le\sin x\le|x|$ for all $x$. My question is how could the ...
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inequality method of solution

Im looking for an efficent method of solving the following inequality: $$\left(\frac{x-3}{x+1}\right)^2-7 \left|\frac{x-3}{x+1}\right|+ 10 <0$$ I've tried first determining when the absolute value ...
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What will be the range of $f(x)= \frac{12}{\sqrt{(15-2x-x^2)}}$

Here's my try: Since the denominator involves a square root so I solved the following inequality: $15-2x-x^2>0$ which gives a solution set of $x=(-5,3)$. This is the domain of $f(x)$. However since ...
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3answers
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prove that $a^b\ge{b}^a$ where $a\le{b}$.

prove that $a^b\ge{b}^a$ for all $a,b\ge3$. given that $a\le{b}$. I was trying to solve the question by graph. Can anyone help me please?
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1answer
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Ratio of 2 Gammas, approximation with power

Find all value of $\alpha$ such that $\lim\limits_{x\rightarrow +\infty}\left(\frac{\Gamma(x+\alpha)}{\Gamma(x)}-x^{\alpha}\right)=0$. (note: $\alpha$ is a constant with respect to $x$) By ...
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1answer
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How do I prove the following inequality $\sum_{k=n+1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{k^{2}\log k}\leq\frac{1}{n\log n}$?

I would appreciate some help proving the inequality $$\sum_{k=n+1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{k^{2}\log k}\leq\frac{1}{n\log n}.$$ Thanks in advance!
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2answers
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there exist some real $a >0$ such that $\tan{a} = a$

How can i prove that there exist some real $a >0$ such that $\tan{a} = a$ ? I tried compute $$\lim_{x\to\frac{\pi}{2}^{+}}\tan x=\lim_{x\to\frac{\pi}{2}^{+}}\frac{\sin x}{\cos x}$$ We have the ...
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0answers
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Application of mean value theorem to function $x \to (x-y)^{a-1-d/2}$

How can I show the following inequality by mean value theorem, for a constant $C>0$ $2|(x+h-y)^{a-1-d/2} - (x-y)^{a-1-d/2}|^p \leq C (x-y)^{(a-2-d/2)p}h^p$ Proof: Let $f(b) =(x+h-y)^{a-1-d/2}$, ...
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$\frac {1 } {10 }(\sin(y_1+y_2)-\sin(x_1+x_2)+y_2-x_2)^2+(\cos(x_1+x_2)-\cos(y_1+y_2)+x_1-y_1)^2) \le (y_1-x_1)^2+(y_2-x_2)^2$?

Is it true that: $$\frac {1 } {10 }\left(\left(\sin(y_1+y_2)-\sin(x_1+x_2)+y_2-x_2\right)^2+\left(\cos(x_1+x_2)-\cos(y_1+y_2)+x_1-y_1\right)^2\right) \le (y_1-x_1)^2+(y_2-x_2)^2$$ I think I should ...
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votes
3answers
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Proving $\frac2\pi x \le \sin x \le x$ for $x\in [0,\frac {\pi} 2]$

Prove $\frac2\pi x \le \sin x \le x$ for $x\in [0,\frac {\pi} 2]$. I tried to do this in two ways, I'm not sure about CMVT and I have a problem with the other way. Using Cauchy's MVT: RHS: ...
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2answers
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Advice for self-studying Inequalities and Calculus

I'm interested in self-studying the following books over the next year or so: Spivak's Calculus (I'm already in Ch. 5 and it is very slow going) The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class by J. Michael Steele ...
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Proving $\limsup\frac 1 {a_n}=\frac 1 {\liminf a_n}$ and $\limsup a_n\cdot \limsup \frac 1 {a_n} \ge 1$

Let $a_n$ be a sequence such that $\forall n\in \mathbb n: 0<a\le a_n\le b <\infty.$ Prove: $\displaystyle\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac 1 {a_n}=\frac 1 ...
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votes
2answers
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Prove that $(1+x)\ln(1+x) >\arctan(x)$

My solution is that slope of $\ln(1+x)$ is greater than $\arctan(x)/(1+x)$ & at $x=0$ both of these are equal and hence inequality proved. What i am looking for is the restrictions on $x$ in which ...
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votes
6answers
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Show $(x+y)^a > x^a + y^a$ for $x,y>0$ and $a>1$

This is a pretty straightforward question. I want to show $(x+y)^a > x^a + y^a$ for $x,y>0$ and $a>1$. One way would be this. WLOG, suppose $x \leq y$. Then: $(1+\frac{x}{y})^a ...
6
votes
4answers
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How can we prove $\int_1^\pi x \cos(\frac1{x}) dx<4$ by hand?

Is there any way we can prove this definite integral inequality by hand: $$ \int_{1}^{\pi}x\cos\left(1 \over x\right)\,{\rm d}x < 4 $$ I don't where to start even, please help. That ...
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2answers
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Differential equation with sec

With $(a)$ I got that $-y^2 dx = \sec^2x\ dy$, but it makes no sense. Hence, no Idea how to handle $(b)$.
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Is it true that $a^p b^q \leq a+b$ with $p + q = 1$?

Let $a,b \geq 0$ and $0<p,q < 1$ s.t. $p + q = 1$. Is it true that $a^p b^q \leq a+b$?
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1answer
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(Elementary) Trigonometric inequality

Any idea for proving the following inequality: $5+8\cos x+4 \cos 2x+ \cos3x\geq 0$ for all real x? I've tried trigonometric identities to make squares appear, and other tricks; but nothing has worked ...
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1answer
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differential inequality of continuous functions

Let $u:[0,+\infty)\to (0,+\infty)$ be a continuous function such that $\int_0^\infty u(x)dx<\infty$. Suppose there exist $a,b>0$ such that $\frac{du}{dx}\leq u(a+bu)$. Prove that ...
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Two ways to show that $\sin x -x +\frac {x^3}{3!}-\frac {x^5}{5!}< 0$

Show that: $\large \sin x -x +\frac {x^3}{3!}-\frac {x^5}{5!}< 0$ on: $0<x<\frac {\pi}2$ I tried to solve it in two ways and got a little stuck: One way is to use Cauchy's MVT, define $f,g$ ...