Questions on proving and manipulating inequalities.

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Solve $\frac{(x - 1)^3(x + 1)^8}{(x + 2)^4} > 0$

Solve the inequality $$\frac{(x - 1)^3(x + 1)^8}{(x + 2)^4} > 0$$ A) $X<1$ B) $X>1$ C) $X>-1$ D) $X<-1$ E) $X>-2$
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Finding two sided bounds on $(x+y)/(xy)$ given inequalities for $x$ and $y$

Given $\dfrac{1}{6} < x < \dfrac{1}{2}$ and $\dfrac{1}{7} < y < \dfrac{1}{3}$, can we determine bounds for $\dfrac{x+y}{xy}$?
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Arithmetic Mean and Geometric Mean Question, Guidance Needed

I am super new to olympiad-style math which focuses on a lot of inequalities, and tough problems which highschool students do not go over. I'm in 9th grade, and am trying to get into all of this stuff ...
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prove that : $\frac{a^2+b^2}{a+b} + \frac{b^2+c^2}{b+c}+ \frac{c^2+a^2}{c+a} \geq 3$

For $a^2+b^2+c^2 =3$, with $a,b,c$, positive real numbers, prove that $$\frac{a^2+b^2}{a+b} + \frac{b^2+c^2}{b+c}+ \frac{c^2+a^2}{c+a} \geq 3.$$ can any one help me with this problem.
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Lp bounds of the Heat Kernel

These days, I am struggling with a problem which seems very straightforward (and I'm pretty sure it is straightforward) but it resists to my attempts to prove it. Here it is: Let $\mathcal H_t$ be ...
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prove $\sum \limits_{cyc} \frac{x}{x+\sqrt{(x+y)(x+z)}}\leq 1$

If $x$,$y$,$z$ are positive real numbers,Prove:$$\sum \limits_{cyc} \frac{x}{x+\sqrt{(x+y)(x+z)}}\leq 1$$ Using this two inequality: $\sum ^n_{i=1} \sqrt{a_ib_i}\leq\sqrt {ab} $ (we call it ...
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Polygamma function series: $\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^{\infty }\left(\Psi^{(1)}(k)\right)^2$

Applying the Copson's inequality, I found: $$S=\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^{\infty }\left(\Psi^{(1)}(k)\right)^2\lt\dfrac{2}{3}\pi^2$$ where $\Psi^{(1)}(k)$ is the polygamma function. Is it know any ...
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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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How to prove $ \frac{e^{x}+e^{-x}}{2} \le e^{\frac{x^2}{2}} $?

Let $x\in \mathbb{R}$, how to prove $$ \frac{e^{\large x}+e^{\large-x}}{2} \le e^{\large\frac{x^2}{2}} $$
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prove $\sum \limits_{cyc}\frac {a}{(b+c)^2} \geq \frac {9}{4(a+b+c)}$

$a,b,c$ are positive real numbers.prove:$$\sum \limits_{cyc}\frac {a}{(b+c)^2} \geq \frac {9}{4(a+b+c)}$$ Additional info:we cant use induction.we should mostly use Cauchy inequality.other ...
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$|a+b|+|b+c|+|c+a| \leq |a|+|b|+|c|+|a+b+c| \ $ [on hold]

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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Practicing the arithmetic-geometric means inequality

I am struggling with learning the AM-GM Inequality that is considered vital to know for math olympiads, contests, etc. I just don't really know when to use it, when it is necessary to use, the purpose ...
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Algebraic proof of $\tan x>x$

I'm looking for a non-calculus proof of the statement that $\tan x>x$ on $(0,\pi/2)$, meaning "not using derivatives or integrals." (The calculus proof: if $f(x)=\tan x-x$ then $f'(x)=\sec^2 ...
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prove $\frac {ab}{a+b} \geq \sum ^n_{i=1} \frac{a_ib_i}{a_i+b_i}$

If $a_i$ and $b_i$ are positive, and $b= \sum ^n_{i=1} b_i$,$a= \sum ^n_{i=1} a_i$ prove $$\frac {ab}{a+b} \geq \sum ^n_{i=1} \frac{a_ib_i}{a_i+b_i}$$ Additional: we should just use Cauchy ...
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Maximum absolute column sum of the matrix norm inequality [on hold]

$A=(a_{ij})\in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$, $\upsilon(A)=n \max_{ij} |a_{ij}|$ is matrix norm. Prove that $\|A\|_{1} \leq \upsilon(A) \leq n \|A\|_1$.
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Prove $\sum ^n_{i=1} \frac{x_i}{\sqrt{1-x_i}}\geq \frac{1}{\sqrt{n-1}}\sum ^n_{i=1} x_i$

If $\space x_1+x_2+\cdots+x_n=1$ and all $x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_n$ are positive and real numbers, prove:$$\sum ^n_{i=1} \frac{x_i}{\sqrt{1-x_i}}\geq \frac{1}{\sqrt{n-1}}\sum ^n_{i=1} x_i$$ ...
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Prove that $r(n+1−r) \ge n$ for any positive integer $n$ and $1 \le r \le n$. [on hold]

Prove that $r(n+1−r) \ge n$ for any positive integer $n$ and $1 \le r \le n$. Nothing I tried worked, because the coefficient of $r$ is negative so I only get maximums and not minumums.
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Deriving inequalities featuring bounded variables

I have a model which fits certain thermodynamic data, of the form $$y = \frac{x}{ 1 + (a - 1)x} + bx(1 - x) \quad a,b \in \mathbb{R} \quad 0 \leq x \leq 1$$ Thermodynamics dictate that ...
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Hardy's inequality

Hardy's inequality (for integrals, I think) presented in Evans' PDE book (pages 296-297) contains a formula whose notation is substantially different than the conventional estimate presentation of ...
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Prove that $n^n \le (n!)^2$.

Prove that $n^n \le (n!)^2$. There is an elementary solution, which I haven't been able to find. So far I tried manipulating and pairing terms but nothing worked. I would appreciate any help!
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Entropy of the product of two random variables

Consider a random matrix $X$ and a random vector $Y$. Let the Shannon entropies $H(X) = H(Y) = n$. Is there a simple upper bound for entropy $H(XY)$? I believe $H(XY) \leq 2n$ as that is a simple ...
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How to prove that $ 1- \frac{x^2}{n} \leq (1+\frac{x}{n})^n\cdotp(1-\frac{x}{n})^n$

How would I prove this inequality (assuming its true, its from a textbook) $$1 - \frac{x^2}{n} \leq (1+\frac{x}{n})^n\cdotp(1+\frac{-x}{n})^n$$ if $n > |x|$, $x\in R$ and $n\in N$ I first ...
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How prove $\max\lbrace \cot{A}(\cot{Y}+\cot{Z}),\cot{B}(\cot{Z}+\cot{X}),\cot{C}(\cot{X}+\cot{Y})\rbrace\ge\frac{2}{3}$

let $\Delta ABC,\Delta XYZ$ are acute triangle show that $$\max\lbrace\cot{A}(\cot{Y}+\cot{Z}),\cot{B}(\cot{Z}+\cot{X}),\cot{C}(\cot{X}+\cot{Y})\rbrace\ge\dfrac{2}{3}$$ My idea: since ...
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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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Is the following sequence monotonic?

Suppose $a_i>0$ for all $i$, $\sum_{i=1}^n a_i /n \to \infty$ and p>1. Let $$y_n = \frac{(\sum_{i=1}^n a_i)^p}{n^{p-1}\sum_{i=1}^n(a_i^p)}.$$ Is $y_n$ monotonic? How can you prove or disprove this? ...
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Reverse Cauchy Schwarz for integrals

Let $f,g$ be two continuous positive functions over $[a,b]$ Let $m_1$ and $M_1$ be the minimum and maximum of $f$ Let $m_2$ and $M_2$ be the minimum and maximum of $g$ Prove that ...
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Does the definition range remains the same?

In solving this inequality (transcribed from here) $$\left(\frac23\right)^{\log_{0.5}(x^2+4x+4)}<\left(\frac94\right)^{\log_2(x^2-3x-10)}$$ we eventually reach the point where $ ...
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Where did I go wrong with this inequality involving absolute value function?

Question: Find all $x \in \mathbb R$ such that the inequality $4<|x+2|+ |x-1|<5$ is satisfied. This is my attempt at solving the problem: Case (i): If $x+2 \geq 0 $ and $ x-1\geq0$, then ...
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Is the minimum of the product of two functions equal to the product of their minima?

I have stuck with following equality, For all $x$, assume function $a(x)$, $b(x)$ have nonzero, and non negative values. (i.e $a(x)>0$, $b(x)>0$, Is the following equality true? ...
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How prove this $x_{1}+x_{2}+\cdots+x_{n}<\frac{5}{3}$

Question: Let $x_{1},x_{2},\cdots,x_{n}\ge 0$ with $$x_{i}x_{j}\le 4^{-|i-j|}$$ for all $i, j = 1, \dots, n.$ Show that $$x_{1}+x_{2}+\cdots+x_{n}<\dfrac{5}{3}.$$ This problem is from ...
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Solve inequality: $-5 < \frac{1}{x} < 0$

Solve inequality: $-5 < \frac{1}{x} < 0$ I thought about how I can solve this. If I multiply all sides by $x$ I'm afraid I'm removing the answer, cause $\frac{x}{x}=1$. And when $x$ 'leaves' ...
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How prove $x^3+y^3+z^3-3xyz\ge C|(x-y)(y-z)(z-x)|$

let $x,y,z\ge 0$,and such $$x^3+y^3+z^3-3xyz\ge C|(x-y)(y-z)(z-x)|$$ Find the maximum of the $C$ witout loss of we assume that $$x+y+z=1$$ I think ...
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A question related to the Descartes-Frenicle-Sorli conjecture on odd perfect numbers

Good day to everyone! I apologize in advance for the somewhat long post, but I had to put in all the details into a single question to communicate what I believe to be a viable approach to odd ...
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Strategies to work with system of trigonometric inequality

I'm trying solve this problem using matlab, anybody know good strategies to work with system of trigonometric inequalities such as $ ...
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Is the following Eigenvalue inequality holds or not?

Can anyone help me with the following problem? Suppose $u=(u_1,u_2,...u_n)^T$, $e=(1,1,...1)^T$, and we have $u\geq e$. Now for any symmetric matrix $A\in S^n$ with $diag(A)=0$, can we claim the ...
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How to solve the inequality: $\prod_{k=1}^N\left(x^k-k^2\right)\gt0$

Given the inequality: $$\displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^N\left(x^k-k^2\right)\gt0$$ how can I solve it? I suppose there is a difference if $N=2n$ or $N=2n+1$ with $n\in\mathbb{N}$, but I'm unable to find a ...
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Rank of a Matrix Sum

I have matrices of $3\times3$ dimension such that S=A+B. I know there is one inequality connecting rank of the matrices A,B and its sum S? Could you write down that here. It will be a great help for ...
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minimum value of $y= \frac {x^n+a}{x^m}$

Question if $n>m$, $\frac {a}{x^m} > 0$ and $x^{n-m} > 0$,prove $y= \frac {x^n+a}{x^m}$ is minimum when $x= \sqrt[n]{\frac {am}{n-m}}$ and value of minimum is equal to $y= ...
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How prove $\sum_{cyc}\sqrt{PA+PB}\ge 2\sqrt{\sum_{cyc}h_{a}}$

Question: let $\Delta ABC$,and the altitude is $h_{a},h_{b},h_{c}$,where $AB=c,BC=a,AC=b$ and for any $P$ show that $$\sqrt{PA+PB}+\sqrt{PB+PC}+\sqrt{PA+PC}\ge 2\sqrt{h_{a}+h_{b}+h_{c}}$$ ...
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prove $\sum\limits_{cyc} \frac {a^3} {b+c+d} \geq \frac {1} {3}$

Show that if $a,b,c,d \geq 0$ and $ab+bc+cd+da=1$ :$$\sum\limits_{cyc} \frac {a^3} {b+c+d} \geq \frac {1} {3}$$ yet again it should be solved with Cauchy inequality. thing i have done so far: ...
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How do I prove $x^n < x^m$ when $m > n$ and $x > 1$

Title I made an attempt at it here: $x^n < x^m$ when $m > n$ and $x > 1$, $m$ and $n$ are naturals so divide both sides by $x^n$ so $1 < x^{m-n}$ but here i am stuck. Please help!
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Prove that: $\frac{1}{11+a^2}+\frac{1}{11+b^2}+\frac{1}{11+c^2}+\frac{1}{11+d^2} \leq \frac{1}{3}$ [closed]

Let $a,b,c$ be positive real numbers satisfying $a+b+c+d=4$. Prove that: $\frac{1}{11+a^2}+\frac{1}{11+b^2}+\frac{1}{11+c^2}+\frac{1}{11+d^2} \leq \frac{1}{3}$ p/s: I have no idea about the problem ...
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Solving inequalities with modulus in addition

How would you solve an inequality with modulus in addition? Question is: $$|2x-1| + |x-3| \geq 10$$ How to start here? What I tried: Well you can obviously solve the equation for each possibility ...
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How prove this inequality $\frac{3(x^2+y^2+z^2)}{(x+y+z)^2+2(yz+xz+xy)}\ge\sum_{cyc}\frac{x^2}{x^2+(y+z)^2}$

Question: let $x,y,z\ge 0$.prove or disprove $$\dfrac{3(x^2+y^2+z^2)}{(x+y+z)^2+2(yz+xz+xy)}\ge\sum_{cyc}\dfrac{x^2}{x^2+(y+z)^2}$$ My idea: let $x+y+z=1$, then we can only ...
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Proving that $d(x,y) =\max_i{\lvert x_i - y_i \rvert }$ is a distance in $\mathbb{R}^2$

I was asked to prove that $d(x,y) =\max_i{\lvert x_i - y_i \rvert }$ is a distance function in $\mathbb{R}^2$. I've got myself stuck with proving the triangle inequality. Can someone give me an hint ...
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How prove that $\ln2>{\left(\frac{2}{5}\right) }^{\frac{2}{5}}$? [duplicate]

How prove that inequality $\ln2>{\left(\frac{2}{5}\right) }^{\frac{2}{5}}$?
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Prove that: $\sum \frac{a^2+2bc}{(b+c)^2}\geq \sum \frac{3}{2}\frac{a}{b+c}$

Let $a, b, c > 0$.Prove that: $\sum \frac{a^2+2bc}{(b+c)^2}\geq \sum \frac{3}{2}\frac{a}{b+c}$ p/s: I tried to solve the problem by $S.O.S$. But I cannot solve it !! I have: The inequatily ...
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Prove $\forall n \in\Bbb N$, $0 < a < 1$ $\implies$ $a^n \leq 1$

I'm trying to prove this by induction but I'm running into some trouble. The base case is $0$, so, $a^0 = 1$, the inequality holds true Being new to induction, I don't exactly know what to do for ...
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Almost Jensen's Inequality

Let $a,b$ and $c$ three positive reals numbers such that $abc=1$. Define the function $f$ by $f(x)=\frac{^1}{1+(n-1)x^n}$ where $n$ is a positive integer. Prove that ...
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Morrey's inequality

From PDE Evans, 2nd edition, page 281: Now \begin{align} \int_0^s \int_{\partial B(0,1)} |Du(x+tw)| \, dS(w) dt &=\int_0^s \int_{\partial B(x,t)} \frac{|Du(y)|}{t^{n-1}} \, dS(y) dt \\ ...