Questions on proving and manipulating inequalities.

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Values of a satisfying the inequality

if $ 1-\cos x=\frac {\sqrt3}{2} |x| +a$ has no solution then find the complete set of values of $'a'$.Here is the question i got struck.
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Basic inequality problem

Here is my problem if $ 16-x^2> |x-a|$ is to be satisfied by atleast one negative value of $x$, then i have to find complete set of values of $'a'$ .Please provide me hint to solve this ...
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How to solve Inequality with factorials

Im reading a book in Numerial analysis and I have the following which I dont understand involving inequalities and factorials, What i have is the following: $$\frac{1}{(2n+1)!(2n+1)} \leq 5*10^{-9}$$ ...
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Inequalities proven by real analysis or induction.

Let $t\in [-1,1]$. Prove that $(1+t)^p+(1-t)^p\ge2$ when $p\ge 1$ and that $(1+t)^p+(1-t)^p \le 2$ where $0 \le p\le 1$. I am not sure how I should solve it. I tried induction at first and it was ...
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Inequality involving expectations of vector/matrix norms

I'm reading a paper and trying to understand the proof of a simple lemma regarding expectations of norms of random vectors. The author's notation does not distinguish between vector and matrix norms, ...
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Help with fraction inequality

Let $a,b,c$ be three numbers such that: $a,b\in (0.5,1)$ $c \in (0.25,0.5)$ $c < 0.5a$ $c > 0.5b$ $a + b < 1 + c$ Let $$f(a,b,c) = \frac{1+c}{a+\frac{bc}{c+0.5b}}$$ What is the ...
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Tonelli's theorem : sums version.

I would like to prove the following 'Tonelli's theorem': Suppose that $u_{ij}:I\times J\rightarrow [0,+\infty]$ then $\displaystyle\sum_{I\times J}u_{ij}=\sum_{I}\bigl(\sum_{J}u_{ij}\bigr)$ I ...
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Inequality $(a+b)^2 + (a+b+4c)^2\ge \frac{kabc}{a+b+c}$ for $a,b,c \in\mathbb{R}$

Find biggest constans k such that $(a+b)^2 + (a+b+4c)^2\ge \frac{kabc}{a+b+c}$ is true for any $a,b,c \in\mathbb{R}$ Could you check up my solution? I'm not sure it's ok - $(a+b)^2 + (a+b+4c)^2 \ge ...
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How does the Euler Totient Function apply here?

How many positive integers $< 2013$ are divisible by $2$ Can I somehow use Euler's Totient function to find this?
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Inequality $x^4+y^4+(x^2+1)(y^2+1)\ge x^3(1+y) +y^3(1+x)+x+y$ for $x,y \in\mathbb{R}$

Prove for $x,y \in\mathbb{R}$ that such inequality exists ; $x^4+y^4+(x^2+1)(y^2+1)\ge x^3(1+y) +y^3(1+x)+x+y$ And here is what I realised ; because $(x^2+1)(y^2+1) >=1$ and $x^4+y^4 \ge 0$ ...
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summation inequality with logarithms

show: $$\sum_{i=1}^n \log_{2}\,i = O(n\log n)$$ Proof by induction: $$\sum_{i=1}^n \log\,i \le n\log n$$ $$\text{Test for n=1: }\sum_{i=1}^1 \log_{2}\,i \le 1\log 1$$ $$0 \le 0\text{ true for ...
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Inequality please help [on hold]

Adam is running marathon . He has complete 10 mile in 90 minute . What should his average split be in order to complete the race less than 4 hours
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proof by induction summation inequality

show by induction that: $$\sum_{i=1}^n i^2 = O(n^3)$$ what I have so far: $$\sum_{i=1}^n i^2 <= n^3$$ base case: for n=1 $$\sum_{i=1}^1 i^2 <= 1^3$$ ...
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Slick proof of exponential inequality

Today I saw that using taylor series, one can show that $e^x+e^{-x}\leq 2e^{x^2/2}$. Is there a slick proof using some sort of Jensen-type inequality or integral bound?
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Cannot follow proof that $n! \leq en(n/e)^n$

prove that $n! \leq en(n/e)^n$ skip proof for base (n=1)... Assume it holds for $n-1$, verify for $n$. We have $n! = n* (n-1)! \leq n * e(n-1)(\frac{n-1}{e})^{n-1} $ by inductive assumption. we ...
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question on proving inequalities [on hold]

If I need to prove $t(x) \ge0 $, for all $ x>0$ and I prove that $t(x) \gt 0 $, for all $ x>0$ does that make for a proof or is it wrong?
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How to study positivity of $x\sqrt{4-x^2}-4\arcsin({\frac x2})$

I have to study where the function is positive/negative. What's the method to solve the inequality $x\sqrt{4-x^2}-4\arcsin({\frac x2})>0$ ?
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Olympiad minimum question, minimal value

If the numbers $A, B, C$ are such that the expression $\sqrt{A-B} + \sqrt{(B+3)^2} + C^2 - 4C + 4$ is as small as possible, then $A+B+C$ is? I thought start with, $A > B > C$ without loss of ...
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Prove, inequality ,positive numbers

$$\frac{a}{e+a+b}+\frac{b}{a+b+c}+\frac{c}{b+c+d}+\frac{d}{c+d+e}+\frac{e}{d+e+a}<2$$ Prove that for positive numbers $a,b,c,d,e$ there is such inequality
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How can we make this expression small? [on hold]

How can we make the following expression small: $$(bx-ay)^2+(cx-az)^2+(cy-bz)^2+(ay-bx)^2+(az-cx)^2+(bz-cy)^2$$, where $a,b,c,x,y,z$ are nonnegative reals? Note: I'm not looking for an exact answer, ...
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Saturation of the Babenko–Beckner inequality

The Babenko-Beckner inequality $|| \mathcal F f ||_q \geq C(q,p)||f||_p$ is a well-established theorem. It relates the $q$-Norm of a Fourier transform $\mathcal F f$ of a function $f$ to its ...
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Proving that a system of equalities and inequalities is inconsistent (Vol. 4)

I am studying sign pattern matrices and I have to prove this statement. Prove that the system $$\begin{cases} a,b,d,e,f,g,h,i>0 \\ -a+e-i>0 \\ -ae+ai+bd-ei+fh>0 \\ aei−hfa-bdi−gbf>0 \\ ...
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Find the value of $ ( ab + bc + ca )^2 $

If $a,b,c$ are real numbers which satisfy $a^2+b^2+ab = 9$ $b^2+c^2+bc = 16$ $c^2+a^2+ca = 25$ find the value of $ ( ab + bc + ca )^2 $
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Counterexample Poincaré Inequality for $H_0^1$ in 2D

Is there any counterexample to the Poincaré inequality $$\int_\Omega|f|^2dx\leq C(\Omega)\int_\Omega|\nabla f|^2dx $$ for $f\in H_0^1(\Omega)$, $C(\Omega)>0$ and $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$? I ...
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If $G(x)=P[X\geq x]$ then $X\geq c$ is equivalent to $G(X)\leq G(c)$ $P$-almost surely

Suppose $[\Omega,\mathcal{F},P]$ denotes a probability triplet and $X:\Omega\to\mathbb{R}$ is a real-valued random variable. Define $$ G(x)=P[X\geq x]. $$ Claim: for any constant $c$, the event ...
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If $a^2+b^2+c^2=1$ then prove the following.

If $a^2+b^2+c^2=1$, prove that $\frac{-1}{2}\le\ ab+bc+ca\le 1$. I was able to prove that $ ab+bc+ca\le 1$. But I am unable to gain an equation to prove that $ \frac{-1}{2}\le\ ab+bc+ca$ . Thanks in ...
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Prove and disprove the following inequality.

Prove: $ 0 \le a \lt b$ implies $ 0 \le a^2 \lt b^2 $ and $0 \le \sqrt{a^3} \lt \sqrt{b^3}$. Now show that the statement is false if the hypothesis $a \ge 0$ or $a \lt 0$ is removed. EDIT: Someone ...
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Modified Doob's $L^1$ inequality

Let $X_n$ be a non-negative submartingale. Show that for all $\lambda >0$ $$ P(\sup_{k\leq n} X_n \geq 2\lambda) \leq \frac{1}{\lambda} \int_{X_n \geq \lambda} X_n dP$$ In Doob's weak $L^1$ ...
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Showing that $\Re z \le |\Re z| \le |z|$ and $\Im z \le |\Im z| \le |z|$

What I'm wanting to show is that $$\Re (z) \le |\Re (z)| \le |z|$$ and also $$\Im(z)\le |\Im(z)| \le |z|$$ So what I've done so far is to consider $$z=x+iy$$ Using the above $z$ I also said that $$\Re ...
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Prove that if a is not 0, then |x|>c>0 implies |(1/a)-(1/x)|<(|a-x|/(c|a|))

For a,c, and x in the reals, prove that if a is not 0, then |x|>c>0 implies |(1/a)-(1/x)|<(|a-x|/(c|a|)). I'm trying to practice these kinds of questions, and any help or suggestions are greatly ...
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Prove that if $y>1$, then $\forall M\in\mathbb{R}$, there exists an $N$ in the natural numbers s.t. $n\geq N$ implies $y^n>M$. [on hold]

For $y\in\mathbb{R}$, prove that if $y>1$, then $\forall M\in\mathbb{R}$, $\exists N\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $$ n≥N \implies y^n>M. $$ I'm not used to proving these kinds of questions so any ...
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How would I get Maple to display all integer solutions to this system of inequalities? [on hold]

I need to find all the integer solutions satisfying: $$20+x\geq0;\space2x+5y\geq;\space-x-2y\geq0.$$ I'm not sure which Maple functions would work and whatnot. A guy can only google this stuff for so ...
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Spivak's Calculus, chapter 1 problem 19 (inequalities)

I'm having trouble with problem 1-19 in Spivak's Calculus. I have to prove that if $|x-x_0| < \frac{\epsilon}{2} $ and $ |y-y_0| < \frac{\epsilon}{2} $ then $ |(x-y)-(x_0-y_0)| < \epsilon $. ...
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Show using inequality of means that $a\cdot n \cdot \frac{1}{n} \le a^2n^2+\frac{1}{n^2}$

Show using inequality of means that for $a>0$ and $n\in\mathbb{N}$: $$a\cdot n \cdot \frac{1}{n} \le a^2n^2+\frac{1}{n^2}$$ I'm sure it's not that complicated, but I'm probably missing ...
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Suppose $f(x,y)=c(x^{m}+y^{n})-dx^{a}y^{b}+sin(x+y^{2})$, show that f is greater than

Suppose $f(x,y)=c(x^{m}+y^{n})-dx^{a}y^{b}+\sin(x+y^{2})$, where m,n are positive even integers, a,b are positive integers, c,d are positive real numbers and $\frac{a}{m}+\frac{b}{n}<1$. Show that ...
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How to show without calculator that $\left\lfloor\, \log_{10}{999^{999}}\right\rfloor =\left\lfloor\, \log_{10}{999^{999}}+\log_{10}2\right\rfloor$

By wolfram alpha, I get $\left\lfloor\, \log_{10}{999^{999}}\right\rfloor =\left\lfloor\, \log_{10}{999^{999}}+\log_{10}2\right\rfloor=2996$. How to prove that $\left\lfloor\, ...
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Which one is greater?

For any $x\in\mathbb{R}^+$, let $x\diamond 1=x$ and $x\diamond (n+1) = x^{x\diamond n}$ for $n\in\mathbb{N}$. For example, $2\diamond 3 = 2^{2^2}=16$. If $t$ be an unique positive real number such ...
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Can a strict inequality be derived from a weaker one?

Suppose P and Q are two statements, with P being the stronger one. Let us denote the set of statements derived from P and Q be A and B respectively. Then can the strongest statement belonging to A be ...
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Proof of an inequality by induction

Let $n \in \mathbb N^+$. Show that if $x_1, x_2, ... , x_n$ are $n$ real numbers such that $-1 \le x_i \le 0$ for each $1 \le i \le n$, then $$(1 + x_1)(1 + x_2)...(1 + x_n) \ge 1 + x_1 + x_2 + ... + ...
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Show $\lvert\lambda_1a_1 + \lambda_2a_2 + \cdots + \lambda_na_n\rvert < 1$ when $\lvert a_i\rvert < 1$ and $\lambda_i\geq 0$

If $\lvert a_i\rvert < 1$, $\lambda_i\geq 0$ for $i = 1,\ldots,n$ and $\lambda_1 + \lambda_2 + \cdots + \lambda_n = 1$, show that $$ \lvert\lambda_1a_1 + \lambda_2a_2 + \cdots + ...
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Which is bigger, the number of neurons in the brain or the all the stars in the observable universe?

In other words, is 100 billion larger than $10^{22}$ or ....? Are there also other interesting comparisons of systems with large number of members? i.e. the sand on the beach, the atoms in the air, ...
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Name of Inequality

Let $x_i, y_i$ be complex numbers for all $i$. Is there a name for the following inequality? $$\left| \sum_{i=1}^n x_i \right| \leq \sum_{j=1}^n |x_j| $$ In particular, is it a special case of this ...
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Prove that $E(t)$ satisfies the following differential inequality.

It is given that $u_t=2u_{xx}-3u ,\hspace{0.3cm} u_x(0,t)=0=u_x(1,t)$ Use the Young's inequality to show that the energy $$E[u,u_x](t):=\frac{1}{2}\int_0^1(|u|^2+|u_x|^2)dx$$ satisfies the ...
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Exponential estimate/inequality

I have a vector $x=(x_1,\dots, x_n)\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and some variance $\sigma^2 >0$. I know that the following inequality is wrong (but I present it because it would make world nicer in my view) ...
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Is there a name for the inequality $\min(a+b,c+d) - \min(a,c) \ge \min(b,d)$?

Is there a name for the inequality $$\min(a+b,c+d) - \min(a,c) \ge \min(b,d)$$? And does anyone have any nice examples or applications, especially with an economic flavor? The transposed multivariate ...
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Show that $x^2 + y^2 + 1 \le \sqrt{(x^3 + y + 1)(y^3 + x + 1)}$

For $x, y \ge 0$ prove that: $$x^2 + y^2 + 1 \le \sqrt{(x^3 + y + 1)(y^3 + x + 1)}$$ What I think would apply is the AM-GM Inequality, so first, $$(x^2 + y^2 + 1)^2 \le (x^3 + y + 1)(y^3 + x + ...
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Symmetric and homogeneous three variable inequality with radicals.

While trying to solve a problem, I got the following inequality which appears correct, but I cannot prove. For positive $x, y, z$, $$\sum_{cyc} \frac{x}{y^2+z^2} \ge \sum_{cyc} ...
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Finding the lowest upper bound of product of two number using Young's inequality

Young's inequality for product can be stated as follows: $ab \leq \frac{1}{p}a^p + \frac{1}{q}b^q$ where a and b are nonnegative real numbers and p and q are positive real numbers such that 1/p + 1/q ...
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Prove the inequality $x \le x+(1-x) \sin^2(x) \le 1$ for $x \in (0,1)$ by using derivative

The problem: show that $x \le x+(1-x) \sin^2(x) \le 1$ for $x \in (0,1)$ I tried to solve it with the derivative and the inequality $\sin(x) \le x$ for $x>0$ thanks for helpers
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Is this logically valid?

$$1+\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}.....+\frac{1}{n-1} > ln(n)$$ and so, necessarily, $$1+\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}.....+\frac{1}{n-1}+\frac{1}{n} = 1+\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}.....+\frac{1}{n} > ln(n)$$ ...