I would like to dissect the following inequality to figure out its properties.


where $n>0$ and $0<x<n^2$ and $x$ is an integer.

I would like to know will $\frac{n^2}{x}-\left\lfloor\frac{n^2}{x}\right\rfloor+\frac{2n+1}{x}-\left\lfloor\frac{2n+1}{x}\right\rfloor<1$ for all $x>2n+1$?

  • $\begingroup$ It is often useful to write $\lfloor x \rfloor + {x} =x$, the sawtooth function ${x}$ is bounded and thus easier to handle $\endgroup$ – vonbrand May 14 '14 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ The $> 1$ inequality does not hold when $x$ divides $2n+1$ or $n^2$. $\endgroup$ – NovaDenizen May 15 '14 at 2:21

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