If are non-negative real numbers with sum equal to then find the maximum value of the expression
First we may, without loss of generality, assume that Now, we shall prove that
It holds that
Therefore, we only need to prove that
For we get
or equivalently the above Inequality reduces to the But this one holds due to the AM-GM Inequality since we have
Now, for on the other side, we only need to show that
But, again, from the AM-GM Inequality we acquire
So, finally, we are left to find the maximum value of the expression
We have according to the AM-GM Inequality
Thus, the maximum value of the expression is equal to and it is obtained if and only if Q.E.D.
Let be positive real numbers. Prove the Inequality
First, we observe that from the AM-GM Inequality we have that
and now taking square roots for both sides, we see that
Therefore, we acquire
Now, from the Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality we have for the right hand side
Moreover, once again, from the AM-GM Inequality we have for the denominators of the above sum that
and thus, it will hold that
Finally, we have proved that
The Inequality we have proved is
which also is the Inequality we are given to prove. The proof is completed Q.E.D.
If are positive real numbers then prove that
The Inequality is obvious for . So, let’s consider the case where . We will now divide the Inequality into two cases.
- Case 1st: Then it holds that
therefore, according to Bernulli’s Inequality it will hold that
- Case 2nd: Then it is
therefore, once again from Bernulli’s Inequality we get
and the proof is completed Q.E.D.
Let and be real numbers. Prove the Inequality
Without loss of generality, let us assume that . Then according to the AM-GM Inequality we have that
Therefore, it holds that
It remains now to prove that
which reduces to the obvious, after expansions, Inequality Equality holds if and only if or any cyclic permutations of the previous equality Q.E.D.
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