Questions on proving and manipulating inequalities.

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Old oxford scholarship question: $a^ab^b \ge a^bb^a$

Prove that $a^a \ b^b \ge a^b \ b^a$, if both $a$ and $b$ are positive.
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How to prove there exists $n_{1}a_{n_{0}}+n_{2}a_{n_{1}}+\cdots+n_{k}a_{n_{k-1}}<3(a_{1}+a_{2}+\cdots+a_{N})$

Let $a_{1},a_{2},\cdots,a_{N}$ be nonnegative reals, not all $0$. Prove that there exists a sequence $$1=n_{0}<n_{1}<\cdots<n_{k}=N+1$$ of integers such that ...
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How prove this inequality $\prod_{1\le i<j\le 5}|z_{i}-z_{j}|^2\le 5^5$

let $z_{1},z_{2},z_{3},z_{4},z_{5}$ are complex numbers,and such $$|z_{1}|^2+|z_{2}|^2+|z_{3}|^2+|z_{4}|^2+|z_{5}|^2=5$$ ...
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Find Minimum value of $P=\frac{1}{1+2x}+\frac{1}{1+2y}+\frac{3-2xy}{5-x^2-y^2}$

Given: $x,y\in (-\sqrt2;\sqrt2)$ and $x^4+y^4+4=\dfrac{6}{xy}$ Find Minimum value Of $$P=\frac{1}{1+2x}+\frac{1}{1+2y}+\frac{3-2xy}{5-x^2-y^2}$$ Could someone help me ?
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Bernoulli's inequality and an unexpected limit

This question is inspired by What would happen to Bernoulli's inequality if $x<-1$?. Let $x_n=\min\{x\in{\bf R}:(1+x)^n\geq 1+nx\}$, where $n$ is natural and odd (my mistake in the first ...