Questions on proving and manipulating inequalities.

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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) $4 \rightarrow 17 ...
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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 seems to me ...
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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 $\frac{8}{5}\le 2a+b\le 8$

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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Calculus: simpler way of showing that derivative is negative?

I want to show that $\frac{1-(1-\beta)^N}{\beta}$ is strictly decreasing in $\beta$ for $\beta \in (0,1)$ and $N \geq 2$. My approach so far is as follows: I take the derivative with respect to ...
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Proving the an expression is larger than a simplified quadratic

Let p and q be positive real numbers. Prove that $$ (p + 2)(q+2)(p+q) \ge 16pq $$ Any explanation/answer would be extremely helpful. Thanks : )
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Two parameters inequality problem

Find $p \gt 0$ for which $f(x) =x\ln p - p\ln x$ is $\ge0$ for $x \gt 0$ They also say $p$ is real number.
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Simple case of Young's inequality

I have a question concerning Young's inequality stated as follows: $||a∗b||_{ℓ_q}≤||a||_{\ell_1}||b||_{ℓ_q},~~~~ 1≤q≤∞$. Here you can find something on $\ell_q\big(\mathbb{Z}\big)$: Young's ...
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Prove the inequality $e^x \geq x^e$ for $x > 0$ [duplicate]

Prove that $e^x \ge x^e$ for $x \gt 0$ I applied the natural logarithm to simplify the function and I get $$\frac{x}{\ln x}\ge e$$ How to solve these types of problems?
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Prove this inequality $\frac{1}{1+a}+\frac{2}{1+a+b}<\sqrt{\frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}}$

Let $a,b>0$ show that $$\dfrac{1}{1+a}+\dfrac{2}{1+a+b}<\sqrt{\dfrac{1}{a}+\dfrac{1}{b}}$$ It suffices to show that $$\dfrac{(3a+b+3)^2}{((1+a)(1+a+b))^2}<\dfrac{a+b}{ab}$$ or ...
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Inequality using integrals and absolute values

Let $u,v$ be continous functions in $[a,b]$ a compact interval and let $c > 0$. Suppose that $\forall x\in [a,b]$, the following inequality is true: $$|u(x)-v(x)|\leq c\int^x_a|u(t)-v(t)|dt$$ ...
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Lower bound on absolute value of determinant of sum of matrices

I needed to find a lower bound on $|\det(A+B)|$ where $|.|$ is the absolute value operator. Because I was unable to get such a bound so I was trying to guess a bound and prove it. But ...
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Prove that:$\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{1}{x_i}-\sum_{i<j}\frac{1}{x_i+x_j}+\sum_{i<j<k}\frac{1}{x_i+x_j+x_k}-\cdots+(-1)^{n-1}\frac{1}{x_1+\ldots+x_n}>0.$?

Is there someone show me how do I prove this , I guess this inequality hold only if $x=0$ . Let $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n>0$. Prove that ...
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How to prove the following inequality $|\prod_{i=1}^{i=n}a_i-\prod_{i=1}^{i=n}b_i| < n\delta$?

The constraints are $0 \le a_1,a_2....a_n,b_1,b_2....b_n \le 1$. $|a_i-b_i|< \delta$ for all $1 \le i \le n $ How do I go about proving the following $$|\prod_{i=1}^n a_i-\prod_{i=1}^n b_i| ...
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Some trouble with the induction

Prove, that for any positive integer $n \geqslant 2$ we have the inequality $$ \frac{ 4^n }{ n+1 } < \frac{ (2n)! }{ (n!)^2 }.$$ For $n=2$ the inequality is true. Directly just take and ...
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Order of 'Strength' of inequalities

There have been times when we solve an inequality and we get the reverse sign of inequality. The reason is quite simple- we did not choose a strong inequality. So my question is- Is there an order of ...
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Prove sum of $\sin$ of angles is greater than $\sin$ of sum of angles

It seems that $\displaystyle \sum_{x_i \in X} \sin\left(x_i\right) \geq \sin\left(\sum_{x_i \in X} x_i\right)$ where $X$ is a set of angles where $\displaystyle \sum_{x_i \in X} x_i \leq \pi$ radians ...
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Doubt with Absolute Value Inequality

Problem: Find all values of $x$ for which $\dfrac{|x-2|}{x-2}>0$ My incorrect attempt: Using the definition the Modulus, $|x-2|=x-2$ for all $x\ge2$ and $|x-2|=-x+2$ for all $x\le2.$ ...
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Finding a metric such that $\Phi$ becomes a contraction

Let $$ f:\:[0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{R};\\ \Phi: \mathcal{F}([0,1], \mathbb{R}) \rightarrow \mathcal{F}([0,1], \mathbb{R}),\\ f\mapsto\Phi(f):=Φf := \left(x\mapsto\left\{ ...
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Help with a summation+inequality problem.

I need help in solving for all possible x values for the below inequality: (Note: $x \in N)$ $$\sum^x_{k=1}\frac{k^2+k+1}{k(k+1)(k+1)!} \leq \frac{599}{600}$$ I think the series is telescopic; I'm ...
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search on a split data structure

I have the following problem: Part 1: Lets say I have n items in a data structure and I want to search for them. I know that a subset of my data $r \cdot ...
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An inequality of probability [on hold]

Suppose $X$ is a random variable. $E(X^2)=1$, $E|X|\ge a>0$. Let $\lambda\in[0,1]$, prove that $$P(|x|\ge\lambda a)\ge(1-\lambda)^2a^2.$$ I have tried to use Chebyshev's inequality, but I didn't ...
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Quadratic recurrence inequality

I have the recurrence relation: $r_{k+1} \leq r_k^2+ (1/2)r_k \quad (k =1,2,\ldots)$, where each $r_k$ is non-negative and $r_1<1$. I have the following questions in this regard: A simple plot ...
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an inequality for multiplication of cubic numbers

I need to know is there a positive constant $c$ such that $$ |a_1 \cdots a_n|^3 \leq c\big(|a_1|^3+\cdots+|a_n|^3\big), $$ where $a_{i}\neq 0$ ? I tried geometric and arithmetic inequalities but I ...
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Concluding three statements regarding $3$ real numbers.

$\{a,b,c\}\in \mathbb{R},\ a<b<c,\ a+b+c=6 ,\ ab+bc+ac=9$ Conclusion $I.)\ 1<b<3$ Conclusion $II.)\ 2<a<3$ Conclusion $III.)\ 0<c<1$ Options By ...
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Find the minimum value of $A=\frac{2-a^3}{a}+\frac{2-b^3}{b}+\frac{2-c^3}{c}$

Let $a, b$ and $c$ three positive real numbers such that $a+b+c=3$. Find the minimum value of $$A=\frac{2-a^3}{a}+\frac{2-b^3}{b}+\frac{2-c^3}{c}.$$ Here is my attempt. By symmetry we can assume that ...
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Inequality with reciprocals of $n$-variable sums

Let $a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n$ be positive real numbers. Is it always true that $$\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{1}{a_i}-\sum_{1\leq i<j\leq n}\frac{1}{a_i+a_j}+\sum_{1\leq i<j<k\leq ...
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Reasoning about numbers close to two other numbers $a,b$ (inequalities)

Let $a < b$ and $0 < \varepsilon < (b - a)$ and let $x, y \in \mathbb R$ be such that $$ | x - a | < \frac{(b - a) - \varepsilon}{2}, \qquad | y - b | < \frac{(b - a) - ...
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An inequality involving logarithmic function and floor function [on hold]

How do I show that $${\log_2(\log_2(x))}\geq\lfloor{\ln(\ln(x))}\rfloor.$$
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Proving that $|a-b|≤|a|+|b|$ [on hold]

Can someone prove this to me: $$|a-b|≤|a|+|b|$$ I am in 8th grade and I have this for my homework. Thanks for helping.
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Show that $\frac{(x^2 + y^2 )}{4} \leq e^{x+y-2}$

Show that \begin{equation} \frac{x^2 + y^2}{4} \leq e^{x+y-2} \end{equation} is true for $x,y \geq 0$. As far, I have prove that \begin{equation} x^2 + y^2 \leq e^{x}e^{y}\leq e^{x+y} ...
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Inclusion-exclusion-like fractional sum is positive?

Let $A_1,A_2,\ldots,A_n$ be finite nonempty sets. Is it true that $$\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{1}{|A_i|}-\sum_{1\leq i<j\leq n}\frac{1}{|A_i\cup A_j|}+\sum_{1\leq i<j<k\leq n}\frac{1}{|A_i\cup ...
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If $a,b,c>0, a+b+c=3$, minimize $\frac{2-a^3}{a}+\frac{2-b^3}{b}+\frac{3-c^3}{c}$ [duplicate]

Let $a,b,c$ be positive real numbers such that $a+b+c=3$. Find the minimum value of the expression $A= \frac{2-a^3}{a}+\frac{2-b^3}{b}+\frac{3-c^3}{c}$ I tried solving it, but I got nothing
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Minkowski's inequality

Minkowski's inequality for sums states $$\left(\sum_{j=0}^\infty |a_j+b_j|^2 \right)^{1/2} \le \left(\sum_{j=0}^\infty |a_j|^2 \right)^{1/2}+\left(\sum_{j=0}^\infty |b_j|^2 \right)^{1/2} $$ for ...
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Minimum value of cosA+cosB+cosC in a triangle ABC

I have used jensen's inequality but couldn't move on.
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Proving that $\frac{1}{a^2}+\frac{1}{b^2} \geq \frac{8}{(a+b)^2}$ for $a,b>0$

I found something that I'm not quite sure about when trying to prove this inequality. I've proven that $$\dfrac{1}{a}+\dfrac{1}{b}\geq \dfrac{4}{a+b}$$ already. My idea now is to replace $a$ with ...
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How to prove this maximum is $\frac{\sqrt{3}}{5}$

let $a,b,c>0$, such $ab+bc+ac=1$,show that $$\dfrac{1}{3a+5b+7c}+\dfrac{1}{3b+5c+7a}+\dfrac{1}{3c+5a+7b}\le\dfrac{\sqrt{3}}{5}$$ since dear Mac sir,he solve with inequality ...
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$\frac{1+\sqrt x}{1-\sqrt x} \leq e^{Cx}\frac{1+x}{1-x}$

I try find a constant $C$ such that $$\frac{1+\sqrt x}{1-\sqrt x} \leq e^{Cx}\frac{1+x}{1-x}$$ Maybe is not posible
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The decay of the Fourier coefficients of the disjoint union of arcs

Given $N$ disjoint arcs $\{I_{\alpha}\}_{\alpha=1}^{N}\subset\mathbb{T} $,set $f=\displaystyle\sum_{\alpha=1}^{N}\chi_{I_{\alpha}}$ show that $$\sum_{|v|>k}|\hat{f}(v)|^2\le\dfrac{CN}{k}$$ This ...
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How to isolate $x$ in the inequality $3^{x+2}<5^{x-1}$

For example, \begin{align} 0.4^x &\gt 0.9 \\ \left(\frac{2}{5}\right)^x &\gt \left(\frac{9}{10}\right) \\ \left(\frac{2}{5}\right)^x &\gt \left(\frac{2}{5}\right)^{\log_{2/5} ...
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Prove that $A_{100} \gt 14$ where $A_{n}=A_{n-1}+\frac{1}{A_{n-1}}$ and $A_1=1$

I tried attempting the question, and the best upper bound I could obtain was $1+\ln{98}$. I tried using $A_{n}\le n$ to form a harmonic series, but that wasn't strong enough. Any help would be ...
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Complex Inequalities

Let $\mathbb{H}=\{z\in \mathbb{C} | \ \Im(z)>0\}$ and $f:\mathbb{H} \to \mathbb{H}$ analytic. Prove that for every $z_1, z_2 \in \mathbb{H}$, it must happen that $$ ...
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Proving $1-\cos(k)\geq\frac{2}{\pi^{2}}k^{2}$ for $k\in(-\pi,\pi)$

I am trying to prove the following: $$1-\cos(k)\geq\frac{2}{\pi^{2}}k^{2}\quad\hbox{for}\quad k\in(-\pi,\pi]$$ So far, I have tried using some Maclaurin expansion arguments, but when that didn't ...
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3 variable symmetric inequality

Show that for positive reals $a,b,c$, $\frac{a^2}{b+c}+\frac{b^2}{c+a}+\frac{c^2}{a+b}\geq \frac{3a^3+3b^3+3c^3}{2a^2+2b^2+2c^2}$ What I did was WLOG $a+b+c=1$ (since the inequality is homogenous) ...
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How to express a=8 versus b=4?

I want to know how to express in English a and b. a is larger(=greater, bigger) than b as four. (right?) b is smaller(=less) than a as four. (right?) thank you for reading my question.
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Find the maximum possible area of a certain right triangle

I want to find the maximum possible area of a right triangle with hypotenuse $=10$. My approach so far: let $x,y$ be the lengths of the two sides adjacent to the right angle; then $$100=x^2+y^2$$ ...
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How are the following inequalities concluded based on this first one?

$$I-\frac{\epsilon}{3} \leq s(f,T) \leq \underline{I} \leq \overline{I}\leq S(f,T) \leq I+ \frac{\epsilon}{3}$$ from this, the following is concluded, but how? $$1.\ \ \ 0 \leq |I-\underline{I}|\leq ...