Questions tagged [cauchy-schwarz-inequality]

Problems with using C-S (Cauchy-Schwarz inequality)

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Proof that $\left(\sum^n_{k=1}x_k\right)\left(\sum^n_{k=1}y_k\right)\geq n^2$

If $x_1,...,x_n$ are positive real numbers and if $y_k=1/x_k$, prove that $$\left(\sum^n_{k=1}x_k\right)\left(\sum^n_{k=1}y_k\right)\geq n^2.$$ I've been learning induction, and I've come across this ...
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Proof of the inequality $\frac{a}{b+c}+\frac{b}{a+c}+\frac{c}{a+b} \geq \frac{3}{2}$

I am currently attempting to prove the following inequality $\dfrac{a}{b+c}+\dfrac{b}{a+c}+\dfrac{c}{a+b} \geq \dfrac{3}{2}$ for all $a,b,c>0$ My instinctive plan of attack is to use the AM/GM ...
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Prove QM-AM inequality

$$\dfrac{x_1^2+ x_2^2 + \cdots + x_n^2}n \geq \left(\dfrac{x_1+x_2+\cdots+x_n}n\right)^2$$ I don't think AM, GM can be used here. And simple expansion doesn't help too. What should I do?
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A version of Hardy's inequality involving reciprocals.

How can one prove for any sequence of positive numbers $a_n, n\ge1,$ we have $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{n}{a_1+a_2+a_3+\cdots+a_n}\le 2\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{a_n}$$ Added later: Apparently, this ...
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Let $a,b,c\in \Bbb R^+$ such that $(1+a+b+c)(1+\frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}+\frac{1}{c})=16$. Find $(a+b+c)$

Let $a,b,c\in \Bbb R^+$ such that $(1+a+b+c)(1+\frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}+\frac{1}{c})=16$. Find $(a+b+c)$. I computed the whole product ;If $(a+b+c)=x\implies (1+x)(1+\frac{bc+ca+ab}{abc})=16$. ...
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How prove this inequality $\frac{2}{(a+b)(4-ab)}+\frac{2}{(b+c)(4-bc)}+\frac{2}{(a+c)(4-ac)}\ge 1$

let $a,b,c>0$,and such $a+b+c=3$, show that $$\dfrac{2}{(a+b)(4-ab)}+\dfrac{2}{(b+c)(4-bc)}+\dfrac{2}{(a+c)(4-ac)}\ge 1$$ I think this inequality use this $$ab\le\dfrac{(a+b)^2}{4}$$