Questions on proving and manipulating inequalities.

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If $d_1(x,y)$ and $d_2(x,y)$ are metrics, prove that $d'(x,y)= \sqrt{d_1^2(x,y)+d_2^2(x,y)}$ is a metric.

$$d'(x,y)= \sqrt{d_1^2(x,y)+d_2^2(x,y)}$$ The first three properties are trivially proven. The triangle inequality, not so much. I tried using the triangle inequalities that apply to $d_1$ and $d_2$, ...
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Explanation for 2 inequalities with same solutions.

While studying, I read that $(x-a)^{2k \pm 1}f(x)>0$ has the same solution as $(x-a)f(x)>0$. I do not get why this is true. Could someone please explain why these two inequalities have the same ...
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Inequalities for f(x) is always positive

Given that $f(x)=4x^2-1$ Find the range of values of $x$ so that $f(x)$ is always positive. My attempt, $4x^2-1>0$ $4x^2>1$ $x^2>\frac{1}{4}$ $x>\pm\frac{1}{2}$ So ...
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Show that $p \in \left[\frac{4^m}{\sqrt{2m}},\frac{4^m}{\sqrt{2m+1}}\right]$

If the number of ways in which $m$ identical apples can be put in $2m$ boxes, so that no box contains more than one apple, is $p$, prove that $$p \in ...
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How to prove that $7^{31} > 8^{29}$

How to prove that $7^{31}$ is bigger than $8^{29}$
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Solving this inequality with integral

We have function $f:\mathbb{R}-\{2 \}\to\mathbb{R}$ $$f(x)=\frac{x^2}{x-2}$$ Show that $8\le\int\limits _3^4f\left(x\right)dx\le9$ I solved the definite integral and got $\int\limits ...
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Bound of the Complex Expression

Here, $x$, $y$ and $\alpha$ are all complex numbers such that $|x|<\epsilon$ and $|y|<\epsilon$. Now what would be upper bound of the following expression: $|\frac{\alpha+y}{x y - \alpha}|$? ...
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Proving Lower bounds on an Approximately Linear Function

We are looking for a lower bound on the function, $\frac{1.31}{e^{\frac{1.31}{x+1}} - 1}$ for $x \geq 2$. This function seems to behave linearly. We believe that the following statement holds: ...
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If $d(x,y)$ is a metric, how does the following inequality apply?

I'm interested if someone can formally type out why this is. I thought it was trivial, but the professor wanted a more detailed explanation: $${d(x,y)\over {1+d(x,y)}}\leq ...
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Squaring both sides of an inequality: attempt to prove a general rule

I have attempted to produce a proof of the intuitive rule for squaring inequalities, according to which, given any two numbers x and y and regardless of their sign, 1) if |x| < |y| then ...
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Let $A \subset \mathbb Z^3$ / $|A| < \infty$. Prove that: $|A| \le \sqrt{|A_x| |A_y| |A_z|}$

Here is the problem statement word by word: $1)$ Prove that if $a_{ij}$, $b_{jk}$ and $c_{ki}$ are non-negative reals with $1 \le i,j,k \le n$, then: $$\sum_{i,j,k = 1}^n \sqrt{a_{ij} \times ...
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Show $ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} 2^{-1/\sqrt{n}}=1$

I am tasked with proving the following limit: $$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} 2^{-1/\sqrt{n}}=1$$ using the definition of the limit. I think I have done so correctly. I was hoping to have someone ...
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this inequality $\prod_{cyc} (x^2+x+1)\ge 9\sum_{cyc} xy$

Let $x,y,z\in R$,and $x+y+z=3$ show that: $$(x^2+x+1)(y^2+y+1)(z^2+z+1)\ge 9(xy+yz+xz)$$ Things I have tried so far:$$9(xy+yz+xz)\le 3(x+y+z)^2=27$$ so it suffices to prove that ...
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Norm estimate in fractional-order periodic Sobolev spaces

Preliminaries: Given ${s \geq 0}$, let ${\mathrm{H}_P^s}$ denote the ${\mathrm{L}^2}$-based fractional-order Sobolev space of ${P}$-periodic functions on the line with norm \begin{equation*} \| u ...
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Is the Schwarz inequality a special case of the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality?

Given two vectors $\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y}$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$, we all know that:$$\left | \mathbf{x}\cdot\mathbf{y} \right | \le \left \| \mathbf{x} \right \| \cdot\left \| \mathbf{y} \right \|$$ ...
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Value of discriminant in inequality

Find $m\in \mathbb{R}$ so that for any $x\in \mathbb{R}$ the inequality is true: $$\left(m+2\right)e^{-2x}+2\left(m+2\right)e^{-x}+m>0$$ I tried substituting $e^{-x}$ with t, so that I'd have a ...
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How do I prove this nice inequality $x+3\sqrt[3]{xy^2}\geq4\sqrt{xy} $?

Let $x,y\geq0$. Prove that: $$ x+3\sqrt[3]{xy^2}\geq4\sqrt{xy} $$ Note: It's seems easy but when I tried to show it I went to complicated formula.
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Is it true that $\sin x > \frac x{\sqrt {x^2+1}} , \forall x \in (0, \frac {\pi}2)$?

Is it true that $$\sin x > \dfrac x{\sqrt {x^2+1}} , \forall x \in \left(0, \dfrac {\pi}2\right)$$ (I tried differentiating , but it's not coming , please help)
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Show a function defined by summation is increasing, another is decreasing

Problem: For real numbers $x\ge1$ and $k>0$, let $f:R\rightarrow R$ and $g:R\rightarrow R$ be defined as follows. $f(x) = -\frac{1}{x}+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(nk+x)^2}$ , ...
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Maximum number of positive integers $x\neq y$ such that $\frac{xy}{100}\leq|x-y|$

I've been trying to solve the next problem but I have no idea of how to find the solution: Find the largest number of positive integers in such a way that any two of them $x$ and $y$ ($x\neq y$) ...
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Select group of real numbers $x$ [on hold]

Select group of real numbers $x$, satisfy the inequality $$\frac{4x^2}{(1-\sqrt{2x+1})^2}< 2x+9$$ help guys!!
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Polynomial inequalities of the form $C P_2 \leq P_1 \leq D P_2$

Let $P_1$ and $P_2$ be polynomials in $\mathbb{R} [x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ of the same degree. Under what conditions are there $C,D \in \mathbb{R}$ so that $C P_2 \leq P_1 \leq D P_2$ (as functions)? ...
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Inequality: $\sum_{i} \frac1{\alpha_i} \ge n^2$

$\alpha_1, \ldots, \alpha_n$ are positive reals whose sum does not exceed one. It is required to prove that: $$\sum_{i} \frac1{\alpha_i} \ge n^2$$ I would show my work, but I am certain that it does ...
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$\frac{MA}{BC}+\frac{MB}{CA}+\frac{MC}{AB}\geq \sqrt{3}$

Given ∆$ABC$ and $M$ is an interior point.Prove that: $\dfrac{MA}{BC}+\dfrac{MB}{CA}+\dfrac{MC}{AB}\geq \sqrt{3}$ When does equality holds?
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Taking limits on each term in inequality invalid?

So this inequality came up in a proof I was going through. $$c - 1/n < f(x_n) \leq c$$ Where $c$ is a real number, $f(x_n)$ is the image sequence of some arbitrary sequence being passed through a ...
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Sum of quotients

Assume $0<x_i\leq y<z$ for $i=1\ldots,n$. Is there an easy argument to show $$\frac{x_1}{y}+\sum_{i=1}^{n-1} \frac{x_{i+1}}{x_i}+\frac{z}{x_n}\geq n+\frac{z}{y}?$$ For $n=1$ the statement is ...
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Is My Proof that $\pi^e < e^{\pi}$ Valid? [duplicate]

The other day, a math teacher at my college gave me a challenge problem: Prove that $$\pi^e < e^{\pi}$$ without using a calculator. The next day, I found a valid proof, but I used a log table ...
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The distribution of the product of Gaussian variable and Rademacher variable.

I have two independent variables: $X$ follows from standard Gaussian distribution $N(0,\sigma^2)$; $Y$ follows from Rademacher distribution, i.e., $Y$ can be either $-1$ or $1$ with the same ...
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Bounds for double exponential integrals

I understand that the double-exponential integral $$ F(a,b,C) := \int_{C}^\infty \exp(-a \exp(b x)) \, dx \quad \text{(with $a,b>0$ and $C \geq 0$)} $$ can in general not be solved in closed-form. ...
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What are the numbers in an inequality called?

Summand is to addition what multiplicand is to multiplication, but what is the terminology for the quantities of an inequality, such as 1<4? My best guess is simply "quantity" for both parts of ...
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“Triangle” inequality for integrals

I have got two questions: 1) Let $f:\mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be any continuous function. Let $\Gamma$ be a piecewise smooth curve on $\mathbb{R}^2$. The following inequality holds: ...
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Largest integer $x$ that satisfies $\dfrac{4x+19}{x+5}<\dfrac{4x-17}{x-3}$

Find the largest integral $x$ that satisfies $\dfrac{4x+19}{x+5}<\dfrac{4x-17}{x-3}$ I tried $ \dfrac{4x+19}{x+5} < \dfrac{4x-17}{x-3}\\~\\ (4x+19)(x-3)<(4x-17)(x+5)\\~\\ x<-7 ...
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Establishing consistency

I need to establish the (weak) consistency of an estimator of the mean, $T=a+b\bar{X}$. I tried to apply Chebyshev's inequality, but I couldn't do much because the parameter that subtract in the ...
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Do more generalizations of Schur's inequality exist?

I meet this following problem If $$n\ge 3,\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left(\prod_{j\neq i}(a_{i}-a_{j})\right)\ge 0$$ where $a_{i}$ are real numbers. when $n=3$, it is Schur's inequality so which $n$ ...
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Replacing a fractional quantity by one in inequalities

I was looking through proofs for the product law for limits and I stumbled upon a very clear one and managed to follow all the steps involving algebra and limits, but, near the end, in the proof, a ...
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solve $\sqrt{x+7}<x$ for $x\in \mathbb{R}$

solve $\sqrt{x+7}<x$ I tried $\sqrt{x+7}<x\\ x+7<x^2\\ x^2-x-7>0\\ x\in \left(-\infty, \dfrac{1-\sqrt{29}}{2}\right) \cup \left( \dfrac{1+\sqrt{29}}{2},+\infty\right) $ I m not ...
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A Real Matrix, its Kernel and Image

This is an old exam problem: For an $m \times n$ real matrix $A$, define $\ker A = \{x \in \mathbb{R}^n \mid Ax=0 \}$ and $\operatorname{Im} A = \{Ax \mid x \in \mathbb{R}^n \}$. Show that for all $b ...
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solve $|x-6|>|x^2-5x+9|$

solve $|x-6|>|x^2-5x+9|,\ \ x\in \mathbb{R}$ I have done $4$ cases. $1.)\ x-6>x^2-5x+9\ \ ,\implies x\in \emptyset \\ 2.)\ x-6<x^2-5x+9\ \ ,\implies x\in \mathbb{R} \\ 3.)\ ...
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Check proof of some simple inequality

Can you check please my proof of this inequality? It's all right?
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Proof inequality using Lagrange Multipliers

Is it possible: $a,b,c$ are non-negative real numbers for which holds that $a+b+c=3.$ Prove the following inequality: $$ 4\ge a^2b+b^2c+c^2a+abc $$ Is it possible using Lagrange Multipliers. I ...
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Prove that $\frac{x}{y}+\frac{y}{z}+\frac{z}{x} \geq 3$ for $x,y,z>0$

By considering that $$\frac{x}{y}+\frac{y}{x} \geq 2$$I can show that $$\frac{x}{y}+\frac{y}{x}+\frac{x}{z}+\frac{z}{x}+\frac{y}{z}+\frac{z}{y} \geq 6$$ But how would one go from here to prove the ...
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squaring both side for an absolute inequalites on only one side

this is about squaring both side for an absolute inequalities on only one side problem. For example: $|6-2x|< x+4$ when solved both by squaring both sides and by defining it$ -(x+4)<6-2x< ...
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Proving inequalities using Calculus

In general how do you prove inequalities using calculus, I believe it is using maxima or minima right? For example $$a^2b+b^2c+c^2a \le 3, \qquad a,b,c \ge 0,\quad a+b+c=3.$$ How would you use ...
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Graham's Number versus another large number

I recently read this article about the most damage you can do in a single turn in Magic the Gathering. According to the current version of the deck, that damage is about a) $2 \rightarrow 17 ...
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complete the proof for this statement

$$\forall x \in \mathbb{R}, x \neq 0 \implies \frac{1}{x^2\:+3}\:<\:\frac{4}{5}\: $$ I thought of doing the contrapositive but not sure what to do next. $$ \frac{1}{x^{2\:}+3}\:\ge ...
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Find the general values of $x$ satisfying the trigonometric equation

Find the general values of $x$ satisfying $$ \frac{\tan^2 x \sin^2 x}{1-\sin^2 x \cos2x}+\frac{\cot^2 x \cos^2 x}{1-\cos^2 x \cos2x}+\frac{2\sin^2 x}{\tan^2 x+\cot^2 x}=\frac{3}{2} $$ It ...
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Intuition behind Chebyshev's inequality

Is there any intuition behind Chebyshev's inequality or is that only pure mathematics? What strikes me is that any random variable (whatever distribution it has) applies to that. $$ ...
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Prove that $\frac{8}{5}\le 2a+b\le 8$ [closed]

Let $a,b,c,d,e$ be real numbers such that $$\begin{cases} a+b+c+d+e=8\\ a^2+b^2+c^2+d^2+e^2=16 \end{cases}$$ Prove that: $$\dfrac{8}{5}\le 2a+b\le 8$$
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Solve $x^2-|5x-3|-x<2,\ \ x\in \mathbb{R} $

Solve $x^2-|5x-3|-x<2,\ \ x\in \mathbb{R} $ I tried $x^2-|5x-3|-x<2$ , case $1$ , $x^2-(5x-3)-x<2,\ x\geq 0 \\ x^2-6x+1<0 \\ 3-2\sqrt2 < 3+2\sqrt2 \\ 0.17<x<5.8\\ $ ...
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