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Discuss the following inequality $|x+4|/|ax+2|>(1/x)$?

For all values of $a$, where $a$ is a real parameter, and find all the solutions or state that for some values of $a$ the inequality hasn't got any real roots.
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Inequality Problem with 3 variables.

$$(x+y+z)^3\ge27xyz$$ $x,y, z\in R^+_0$ I solved it to $x+y+z$ is greater or equal to 3. thierd root of (x.y.z). i don't know what to do after that.
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A question related to “supremum”

Let $f\in L_{p}([0,1])$ and $[a,c]\subset [0,1].$ For any $b\in (a,c)$ is the following equality true? $$ \underset{|h|\leq b-a}{\sup}\int_{a}^{b}|f(x+h)-f(x)|^{p}dx+ \underset{|h|\leq ...
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Inequality for two absolute value variables. How to graph them and also solve them.

I tried to solve for y and didnt know how to solve for 2 variables. My book has an example of only one absolute value and in this case there are 2. would love to learn how to plot these aswell if ...
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If $x>y$, then $\lfloor x\rfloor\ge \lfloor y\rfloor$, formal proof

For x ∈ ℝ, define by: ⌊x⌋ ∈ ℤ ∧ ⌊x⌋ ≤ x ∧ (∀z ∈ ℤ, z ≤ x ⇒ z ≤ ⌊x⌋). Claim 1.1: ∀x ∈ ℝ, ∀y ∈ ℝ, x > y ⇒ ⌊x⌋ ≥ ⌊y⌋. Assume, x, y ∈ ℝ # Domain assumption ...
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the inequality $\frac{a^4}{a^3+b^3}+\frac{b^4}{b^3+c^3}+\frac{c^4}{c^3+a^3}\ge \frac{a+b+c}2$ [duplicate]

How to show that $$\frac{a^4}{a^3+b^3}+\frac{b^4}{b^3+c^3}+\frac{c^4}{c^3+a^3}\ge \frac{a+b+c}2$$ for $a,b,c>0$? I tried to prove $$\frac{a^4}{a^3+b^3}\ge \frac {5a}4+\frac{-3b}4$$ but could not ...
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How do I show that $a^p + b^p > (a + b)^p$?

A question on my math homework asks us to show that if $0 < p < 1$ and $a, b > 0$, then $a^p + b^p > (a + b)^p$. I have no idea how to do this, any pointers?
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Prove $(x^2-2)\sin(x)+2x\cos(x)\geq 0$ for $x$ on $[0,\pi/2)$

Originally comes from the question How to prove SinA/A+sinB/B+SinC/C<(9*(3)^.5)/2pi. The goal is proving $\frac{\sin(x)}{x}$ concave down on $[0,\pi/2)$, which I find it non-trivial.
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Establishing a inequality

I need to establish an inequality containing $19$ terms in $7$ variables. My problem arises in the context of proving that the HIV-only Quasi Disease-Free Equilibrium of a HIV-TB co-epidemic model ...
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upper bound on a matrix norm

what is the smallest upper bound for the following norm $\|\left(\lambda\ I +A\ A^T\right)^{-1}\|<?$. where, A is a rectangular matrix, $\lambda>0$ is a scalar. (any possible norm)
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Proving that $1+x^py^{1-p} \le (1+x)^p(1+y)^{1-p}$

I'd like to show that $1+x^py^{1-p} \le (1+x)^p(1+y)^{1-p}$ for all $x,y \ge 0$ and $p \in [0,1]$. I started out by defining a function $f(x,y)=(1+x)^p(1+y)^{1-p}$ and checking for critical points, ...
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How to prove SinA/A+sinB/B+SinC/C<(9*(3)^.5)/2pi

Only for an acute angle triangle. $A$,$B$,$C$ are angles of a triangle. This isnt sine rule form. Ive tried Cauchy Schwarz theorem , A.M, G.M form but am unable to get the above result. Could someone ...
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Question about Mobius function.

Let $N \in \mathbb{N}.$ I would know if is it true that $$-\underset{k\mid N}{\sum}\mu\left(k\right)\log\left(k\right)>0.$$I know that $$-\mu\left(k\right)\log\left(k\right)=\underset{r\mid ...
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How can I prove $(a+b+c)!>a!b!c!$

In fact, I couldn't prove the inequality because I don't know which method is used for this. The condition for this inequality is $$(a+b+c)>1$$
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How to justify that $d_{\mid\cdot\mid} ^{\alpha} (x,y) = |x-y|^{\alpha}$ (with $0<\alpha <1$) is a distance on $\mathbb{R}$

I know directly that : $\forall x,y \in \mathbb{R}$, $d_{\mid\cdot\mid}^\alpha (x,y)=0$ $\Leftrightarrow$ $x=y$ $\forall x,y \in \mathbb{R}$, $d_{\mid\cdot\mid}^\alpha (y,x) = ...
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Inequality $(1+x_1)(1+x_2)\ldots(1+x_n)\left(\dfrac{1}{x_1}+\dfrac{1}{x_2}+\cdots+\dfrac{1}{x_n}\right)\geq 2n^2.$

Let $n\geq 2$, and $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n>0$. Show that $$(1+x_1)(1+x_2)\ldots(1+x_n)\left(\dfrac{1}{x_1}+\dfrac{1}{x_2}+\cdots+\dfrac{1}{x_n}\right)\geq 2n^2.$$ For $n=2$, this reduces to ...
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proving limits with Epsilon-Delta definition

Say I've got $\lim_{x\to a} f(x)= A$ and $\lim_{x\to a} g(x)= B$ How do I do the following: prove that if A < B, then there is the existence of a $\delta$ such that when $0 < |x-a| < ...
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Prove $NuclearNorm(W*U*S)\geq NuclearNorm(W*S)$

Suppose $W$, $S$ is two diagonal matrices of size $n*n$. $U$ is an orthogonal matrix. For $W$, the diagonal elements satisfies: $0\leq w_{1,1}\leq w_{2,2}\leq ...\leq w_{n,n}$, and for $S$, the ...
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Hilbert transform of the product of functions

Let $H[g]$ denotes a Hilbert transform of function $g$. What would be the constant $C$ in the following inequality: $$ \|H[(\cos n)(\cos{1/(2n))}f](x)\|_{L_2}\leq C\|f\|_2? $$
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Maximum of $\sin A\sin B\cos C+\sin B\sin C\cos A+\sin C\sin A\cos B$ in triangle

What is the maximum value of $$\sin A\sin B\cos C+\sin B\sin C\cos A+\sin C\sin A\cos B,$$ where $A,B,C$ are angles in a triangle? We can rewrite as $$-\sin A\sin B\sin(A+B)+\sin B\sin(A+B)\cos ...
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How could I proof that there can not be equality in Chebyshev's inequality?

For $k>0$. I have gotten the expresion $F(\mu+\sigma k)-F(\mu-\sigma k) = 1-1/k^2$ for all $k>0$. I can not see why this equality is not possible for any continuous RV, what does this mean for ...
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Sobolev norm inequality.

I would like to prove or to disprove the following statement. Let $u$ and $v$ be functions in $H^{s}(S^1)$, the for every $s'\leq s$ $$\|uv\|_s\leq (\|u\|_{s}\|v\|_{s'}+\|v\|_{s}\|u\|_{s'}).$$ I ...
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floor ceiling proof

Hi I would like to proof without using induction that: $$ \left\lceil\frac{n}{m}\right\rceil \leq \frac{n+m-1}{m} $$ I tried: $$ \left\lceil\frac{n}{m}\right\rceil \leq ...
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How to deal with a sum in the denominator

In a book, I saw the following inequality: $$e^{-\frac{\lambda^2}{2 (\lambda + \Delta)}}\leq e^{- \min\{\lambda, \frac{\lambda^2}{\Delta}\}/4},$$ for some (specific) $\lambda, \Delta \geq 0$ Does ...
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Conjectured Inequality

I noticed that for positive integers $(a,b,c)$, it happens that $ab+bc+ca$ is always greater than $abc+1$. Is this true, and if it is, how would I prove it?
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Riemann Integrables

Let $f: [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $g: [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ Prove the following. $f \le M \implies \int^b_a f(x)dx \le M(b-a)$ $f+g \in \mathbb{R[a,b]}$ and $\int^b_a [f(x)+g(x)]dx ...
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Integral of the log is less than the integral of the log of the average value

This is an interesting property that I came across while reading an old proof on this website. The poster didn't really explain it, so I thought I might ask. We suppose $u$ is a positive measure on ...
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Showing the inequality $\sqrt{a^2+\frac 1c}+\sqrt{b^2+\frac 1a}+\sqrt{c^2+\frac 1b}\ge (a+b+c)\sqrt{1+\frac 1{abc}}$

How to show that $$\sqrt{a^2+\frac 1c}+\sqrt{b^2+\frac 1a}+\sqrt{c^2+\frac 1b}\ge (a+b+c)\sqrt{1+\frac 1{abc}}$$ for $a,b,c>0$? I have used Cauchy-Schwarz inequality. I need some idea on this ...
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How are some equations and inequalities called identities (how do they have infinite solutions?)?

I've seen identities, which means they have infinite solutions.$\longleftarrow$This is incorrect; see the comments below. Examples are$$4x+6=2(2x+3)$$$$9q-6\lt9q+3$$$$12u\le3(4u)$$$${x\over ...
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Why do some equations or inequalities have no solution?

I've seen some equations and inequalities that have no solution. Examples of these are$$3m+4=3m-9$$$$128y-10\lt128y-25$$$$10t+45\ge2(5t+23)$$The third example evaluates to$$10t+45\ge10t+46$$using the ...
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Using induction to prove that $ \prod_{i=1}^{n} (1+a_{i}) \geq 1 + \sum_{i=1}^{n}a_{i} $ [on hold]

I started a course in my university and I am having trouble with answering this question: Prove using Mathematical induction, for every real, non-negative 'n' number $$(a_{i}\geq 0)$$ the ...
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A conjecture concerning primes and algebra

A monoid morphism $\psi:\mathbb Z_+\!\!\rightarrow\mathbb Z_+$ is defined by an arbitrary function $f:\mathbb Z_+\!\!\rightarrow\mathbb Z_+$ and defines a group homomorphism $\varphi:\mathbb ...
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Reason behind solution in this inequality with absolute values

Solve the inequality $|3x-2|-|x+2|>x$ When $|x+2|<0$: $-(3x-2)+(x+2)>x\iff x <\frac{4}{3}$ When $|x+2|>0\land |3x-2|<0$: $-(3x-2)-(x+2)>x\iff x < 0$ When $|3x-2|>0$: ...
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prove $\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac{\sqrt{2({{x_1}^2+{x_2}^2+…+{x_n}^2})}}{n}\leq\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac{x_n}{\sqrt{n}}$

Let $x_1,x_2,x_3$,... be a sequence of nonnegative real numbers. Prove that $\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac{\sqrt{2({{x_1}^2+{x_2}^2+...+{x_n}^2})}}{n}\leq\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac{x_n}{\sqrt{n}}$ I ...
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How to get the inequality?

Prove that for any positive integer n, $$2\sqrt{n + 1} − 2 ≤ 1 +\frac 1 {\sqrt 2}+\frac 1 {\sqrt 3}+ · · · +\frac 1 {\sqrt n} ≤ 2\sqrt n − 1$$
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Real Analysis Riemann Integration - Strict Monotonicity for Integrals

If $f,g$ are Riemann integrable on $[a,b]$, and $f(x) < g(x)$ for all $x \in [a,b]$, prove that $$ \int_a^b f(x) \,dx < \int_a^b g(x) \,dx$$ This is a strict inequality. I know how to prove the ...
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Show that $a \lt \frac{a + b}{2} \lt b$ for $a\lt b $ and $a, b \in \mathbb{R}$

How can I prove this statement true? I have tried saying starting like this: $a = 0; \qquad b>0.$ But I don't know where to proceed from here
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Tricky Substitution to get AM-GM inequality

So, I'm reading the literature to find different proofs of the AM-GM inequality, the following proof quite hit me, and I don't seem to understand at all. The proof is as follows: For any positive ...
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What's bigger, the sum of powers or the power of the sum?

Do we know if $(\sum\limits_{i=1}^n a_i)^k \geq \sum\limits_{i=1}^n a_i^k$ for any $k\geq1$?
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The minimum value of $\frac{(x+\frac{1}{x})^6-(x^6+\frac{1}{x^6})-2}{(x+\frac{1}{x})^3+x^3+\frac{1}{x^3}}$

Problem : The minimum value of $$\frac{(x+\frac{1}{x})^6-(x^6+\frac{1}{x^6})-2}{(x+\frac{1}{x})^3+x^3+\frac{1}{x^3}}$$ Can I use this in numerator and denominator : The minimum value of $a ...
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Finding the range of equation. Any tricks?

I m working on the following problem For real numbers $a,b$, if $a+ab+b=3$, then find the range of $m=a-ab+b$. Is there any inequalities here to use?
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Applications of the limit nth root of n.

I have the following question, and is that: Given that I've already proven that $$ \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} \sqrt[n]{n}= 1 $$ Let $a_n = \sqrt[n]{n}$. I want to prove that $ a_n > a_{n+1} $, my ...
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Is it true that $|x^a - y^a| \leq |(x-y)^a|$ on $[0,1]$, where $a\le 1$?

It looks to me like for a function $f(x) = x^a$ on the domain $[0,1]$ where $a \leq 1$, and $x,y$ are points in the domain, $|x^a - y^a| \leq |(x-y)^a|$ I would like to use this in a proof and so if ...
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A geometric inequality involving the sum of distances of an interior point in the triangle $\bigtriangleup ABC$ to its vertices.

Let $\bigtriangleup ABC$ be a triangle in the plane and suppose that $P$ is an interior point of $\bigtriangleup ABC$. Now, I recall seeing somewhere that $$ s < PA + PB + PC < 2s,$$ where $s$ ...
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$ (1+\sin{x})^{\cos{x}} + (1+\cos{x})^{\sin{x}} > 3x $

How do I show that, for $ 0 < x < \dfrac{\pi}{4} $ (first quadrant), the inequality $ (1+\sin{x})^{\cos{x}} + (1+\cos{x})^{\sin{x}} > 3x $ is valid? I've tried Bernoulli's, but it took me to ...
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Prove $(n!)/n^n \leq 1/2^{k}$, where $k$ is the floor of $n/2$.

I suppose the natural way to prove this is by induction. When I follow the rather natural steps $$\frac{(n+1)!}{(n+1)^{n+1}} = \frac{n!}{(n+1)^{n}} \leq \frac{n!}{(n)^{n}}$$ in order to apply the ...
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$f(x)\leq c_1\max(e^{c_2\cdot x^2},e^{-c_2\cdot s \cdot x})$

Let $f:(0,\infty)\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be such that $$f(x)\leq e^{C \cdot t^2\cdot s^2-t\cdot x\cdot s},$$for all $t\in[0,1]$ and for some positive $s,C$. I have to prove the bound $$f(x)\leq ...
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If the graph of the function f(x) = $2x^3+ax^2+bx , a,b \in N$ cut the x -axis at three distinct points,

If the graph of the function f(x) = $2x^3+ax^2+bx , a,b \in N$ cut the x -axis at three distinct points, then find the maximum values of a+b. Please suggest as I am not getting any clue on this how ...
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If a,b,c $>0$ and a+b+c=1, then find the maximum / minimum value of the following

If a,b,c $>0$ and a+b+c=1, then find the maximum / minimum value of the following : (a) abc (b) $\frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}+\frac{1}{c}$ (c) $(1+\frac{1}{a})(1+\frac{1}{b})(1+\frac{1}{c})$ ...
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Is it correct to approach this with Holder Inequality? What am I doing wrong?

I know that $ \forall n\in N, a_0 + a_1 + ... + a_n = 1$, with $a_0, a_1, ... a_n > 0$ and $f(t) = a_0t^n+a_1t^{n-1}+...+a_n, \forall t\in R$ I have to prove that for every $x > 0$ $$ ...