# Prove $\frac{\sqrt{a}+ \sqrt{b} }{2} \leq \sqrt{ \frac{a+b}{2} }$ [closed]

Could anyone help me to proof this inequality: $\frac{\sqrt{a}+ \sqrt{b} }{2} \leq \sqrt{ \frac{a+b}{2} }$ for $a \geq 0$ and $b \geq 0$.

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• This is the AM-QM inequality applied to $\sqrt{a}$ and $\sqrt{b}$. – Element118 Nov 24 '15 at 11:50
• ... or the concavity of the square root function ... or ... – mickep Nov 24 '15 at 11:57
• Possible duplicate of Arithmetic mean <= Quadratic mean, proof? – user147263 Nov 24 '15 at 23:34

$‎\left( ‎\frac{\sqrt{a}+ \sqrt{b} }{2} ‎\right) ‎^{2}‎‎ \leq ‎\left( ‎\sqrt{ \frac{a+b}{2} }‎\right) ‎^{2}‎‎$ ‎$‎\Longleftrightarrow‎ ‎‎\left( ‎\sqrt{a}‎‎‎-‎\sqrt{b}‎‎\right)‎^{2}‎ ‎‎\geqslant ‎0‎$‎
• What we need here is a $\Leftarrow$ or $\Leftrightarrow$, not a $\Rightarrow$. – Wojowu Nov 24 '15 at 13:07