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Q: If both $a,b>0$, then $a^ab^b \ge a^bb^a$

John ansticeProve that $a^a \ b^b \ge a^b \ b^a$, if both $a$ and $b$ are positive.

Q: Prove the inequality: $a^2+b^2+1≥ab+a+b$

MathLifeProve the inequality. $a^2+b^2+1≥ab+a+b$ I try so many methods, But I have not been successful in any way.Because, I can not find "hint".

Q: Olympiad Inequality $\sum\limits_{cyc} \frac{x^4}{8x^3+5y^3} \geqslant \frac{x+y+z}{13}$

HN_NH $x,y,z >0$, prove $$\frac{x^4}{8x^3+5y^3}+\frac{y^4}{8y^3+5z^3}+\frac{z^4}{8z^3+5x^3} \geqslant \frac{x+y+z}{13}$$ Note: Often Stack Exchange asked to show some work before answering the question. This inequality was used as a proposal problem for National TST of an Asian country a few yea...

Q: Prove $\frac{xy}{5y^3+4}+\frac{yz}{5z^3+4}+\frac{zx}{5x^3+4} \leqslant \frac13$

HN_NH $x,y,z >0$ and $x+y+z=3$, prove $$\tag{1}\frac{xy}{5y^3+4}+\frac{yz}{5z^3+4}+\frac{zx}{5x^3+4} \leqslant \frac13$$ My first attempt is to use Jensen's inequality. Hence I consider the function $$f(x) =\frac{x}{5x^3+4}$$ Compute second derivative we have $$\tag{2}f''(x)=\frac{30x^2(5x^3-8)}...

Q: Somebody help me please. I have a difficult inequality.

Đức Nguyễn HoàngLet $ab+bc+ca=1$. Prove that $2 \ge \sqrt{1+a^2} + \sqrt{1+b^2}+\sqrt{1+c^2}-a-b-c \geq \sqrt3 $.

Q: Prove inequality $x\cdot\ln(x) + y\cdot\ln(y) \geq (x+y)\cdot \ln(x+y)$

ioleg19029700I have inequality $$x\cdot\ln(x) + y\cdot\ln(y) \geq (x+y)\cdot \ln(x+y)$$ I transformated it to $$2^{x+y}\cdot x^x\cdot y^y\geq(x+y)^{x+y}$$ And I got stuck. Please help

Q: Prove the inequality $(x+y+z)^2\ge 4(x^2y^2+y^2z^2+z^2x^2)$

inequalityIn $\Delta ABC$,let $x=\sin{A},y=\sin{B},z=\sin{C}$,show that $$(x+y+z)^2\ge 4(x^2y^2+y^2z^2+z^2x^2)$$ I tried C-S and more, but without success. I am looking for an human proof, which we can use during competition.

Q: If $a+b+c = 6$ and $a$, $b$, $c$ are nonnegative then $a^2+b^2+c^2 \geq 12$

ItachiLet $a,b,c$ be three positive real numbers such that $a+b+c = 6$. Prove that $a^2+b^2+c^2 \geq 12$. I tried using the AM-GM inequality to solve the same, however I wasn't able to make any considerable progress.

Q: Prove inequality $\frac a{1+bc}+\frac b{1+ac}+\frac c{1+ab}+abc\le \frac52$

Roman83 For real numbers $a,b,c \in [0,1]$ prove inequality $$\frac a{1+bc}+\frac b{1+ac}+\frac c{1+ab}+abc\le \frac52$$ I tried AM-GM, Buffalo way. I do not know how to solve this problem

Q: Proof of this simple inequality: $\frac{a}{b} + \frac{b}{c} + \frac{c}{d} + \frac{d}{a} \geq 4$

Mihir ChaturvediLet $a, b, c, d \in \mathbb{R}_{>0}$, then prove that $\frac{a}{b} + \frac{b}{c} + \frac{c}{d} + \frac{d}{a} \geq 4$ Can this be done without using AM-GM inequality, or without using any identity/theorem of inequality? I don't want it to be concise or elegant, I just want rigorous steps that sh...

Q: Proving $a^{-2}bcd+b^{-2}cda+c^{-2}dab+d^{-2}abc>a+b+c+d$

Durgesh Tiwari If $a,b,c,d$ are positive real number, Then prove that $$\frac{bcd}{a^2}+\frac{cda}{b^2}+\frac{dab}{c^2}+\frac{abc}{d^2}>a+b+c+d$$ $\bf{Attempt:}$ $$\frac{abcd}{a^3}+\frac{abcd}{b^3}+\frac{abcd}{c^3}+\frac{abcd}{d^4}$$ Using Arithmetic Geometric Inequality$$abcd\bigg[a^{-3}+b^{-3}+c^{-3}+d^...

Q: If $b>a,$ find the minimum value of $|(x-a)^3|+|(x-b)^3|,x\in R$

BrahmaguptaIf $b>a,$ find the minimum value of $|(x-a)^3|+|(x-b)^3|,x\in R$ Let $f(x)=|(x-a)^3|+|(x-b)^3|$ When $x>b,f(x)=(x-a)^3+(x-b)^3$ When $a<x<b,f(x)=(x-a)^3-(x-b)^3$ When $x<a,f(x)=-(x-a)^3-(x-b)^3$ I am stuck here.The answer given in my book is $\frac{(b-a)^3}{4}.$

Q: find the maximum $\frac{\frac{x^2_{1}}{x_{2}}+\frac{x^2_{2}}{x_{3}}+\cdots+\frac{x^2_{n-1}}{x_{n}}+\frac{x^2_{n}}{x_{1}}}{x_{1}+x_{2}+\cdots+x_{n}}$

function suggive the postive intger $n\ge 2$,and postive real numbers $a<b$ if the real numbers such $x_{1},x_{2},\cdots,x_{n}\in[a,b]$ find the maximum of the value $$\dfrac{\frac{x^2_{1}}{x_{2}}+\frac{x^2_{2}}{x_{3}}+\cdots+\frac{x^2_{n-1}}{x_{n}}+\frac{x^2_{n}}{x_{1}}}{x_{1}+x_{2}+\cdots+x_{n}}$$ it seem...

Q: prove $\frac{1}{\sqrt[4]{a^3(a+b^2)}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt[4]{b^3(b+c^2)}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt[4]{c^3(c+a^2)}} \geqslant \frac{3}{\sqrt[4]{2}}$

HN_NH$a,b,c >0$ and $abc=1$, prove $$\frac{1}{\sqrt[4]{a^3(a+b^2)}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt[4]{b^3(b+c^2)}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt[4]{c^3(c+a^2)}} \geqslant \frac{3}{\sqrt[4]{2}}$$ 1. I tried rearrangement and AM-GM but fail. 2. I think the power of $\frac14$ is tough. I can prove the easier inequality $$\frac{1}{a^3...

Q: Geometric (Trigonometric) inequality $\frac{(a+b+c)^3}{3abc}\leq1+\frac{4R}{r}$

vidyarthiHow can one prove/disprove that $\frac{(a+b+c)^3}{3abc}\leq1+\frac{4R}{r}$ where $R$ and $r$ denote the usual circum and inradii respectively. I know that $R=\frac{abc}{4\Delta}$ and $r=\frac{\Delta}{s}$, where $\Delta$ denotes area of triangle, and $s$ the semi perimeter. Any ideas. Thanks bef...

Q: Given $ab+bc+ca=3abc$, prove $\sqrt{\frac{a+b}{c(a^2+b^2 )}}+\sqrt{\frac{b+c}{a(b^2+c^2)}}+\sqrt{\frac{c+a}{b(c^2+a^2 )}}\leq 3$

Afet$a, b, c$ are positive real numbers such that $ab+bc+ca=3abc$ Prove∶ $$\sqrt{\frac{a+b}{c(a^2+b^2 )}}+\sqrt{\frac{b+c}{a(b^2+c^2)}}+\sqrt{\frac{c+a}{b(c^2+a^2 )}}\;\;\leq\; 3$$

Q: Prove that $\frac1{a+b+1}+\frac1{b+c+1}+\frac1{c+a+1}\le1$

Weiqing WuIf $abc=1$ then $$\frac1{a+b+1}+\frac1{b+c+1}+\frac1{c+a+1}\le1$$ I have tried AM-GM and C-S and can't seem to find a solution. What is the best way to prove it?

Q: Let $x$, $y$, $z$ be positive. Prove an inequality...

zzzizzLet $x$, $y$, $z$ be positive. Prove the inequality $$4(x+y+z)^3 \ge 27(yx^2+zy^2+xz^2+xyz)$$ I have no idea of how the proof should look like, tried to get rid of the braces but it seems to be the wrong way, as the equation becomes very long and has very different positive and negative coeffici...

Q: Let $a$, $b$, and $c$ be positive real numbers with $\displaystyle \frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}+\frac{1}{c}=3$

ADAM Let $a$, $b$, and $c$ be posistive real numbers with $\displaystyle \frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}+\frac{1}{c}=3$. Prove that: $$ ab(a+b) + bc(b+c) + ac(a+c) \geq \frac{2}{3}(a^{2}+b^{2}+c^{2})+ 4abc. $$ Let us consider the following proofs. $$ a^{2}+b^{2}+c^{2} \geq ab+bc+ca $$ By the Arit...

Q: Prove that $\sqrt{x_1}+\sqrt{x_2}+\cdots+\sqrt{x_n} \geq (n-1) \left (\frac{1}{\sqrt{x_1}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt{x_2}}+\cdots+\frac{1}{\sqrt{x_n}} \right )$

Jacob Willis Let $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n > 0$ such that $\dfrac{1}{1+x_1}+\cdots+\dfrac{1}{1+x_n}=1$. Prove the following inequality. $$\sqrt{x_1}+\sqrt{x_2}+\cdots+\sqrt{x_n} \geq (n-1) \left (\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{x_1}}+\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{x_2}}+\cdots+\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{x_n}} \right ).$$ Attempt I tried using HM-GM...

Q: How prove this $x^3+y^3+z^3+3\ge 2(x^2+y^2+z^2)$

math110Question: let $x,y,z>0$ and such $xyz=1$, show that $$x^3+y^3+z^3+3\ge 2(x^2+y^2+z^2)$$ My idea: use AM-GM inequality $$x^3+x^3+1\ge 3x^2$$ $$y^3+y^3+1\ge 3y^2$$ $$z^3+z^3+1\ge 3z^2$$ so $$2(x^3+y^3+z^3)+3\ge 3(x^2+y^2+z^2)$$ But this is not my inequality,so How prove it? I know this co...

Q: Find minimum of $a+b+c+\frac1a+\frac1b+\frac1c$ given that: $a+b+c\le \frac32$

Hamid Reza Ebrahimi Find minimum of $a+b+c+\frac1a+\frac1b+\frac1c$ given that: $a+b+c\le \frac32$($a,b,c$ are positive real numbers). There is a solution, which relies on guessing the minimum case happening at $a=b=c=\frac12$ and then applying AM-GM inequality,but what if one CANNOT guess that?!

Q: Let$ x,y,z$ be positive reals with $xy+yz+zx=1$. Prove the inequality $xyz(x+y)(y+z)(z+x)\ge (1-x^2)(1-y^2)(1-z^2)$

Ellipse King Let $x$, $y$ and $z$ be positive reals with $xy+yz+zx=1$. Prove the inequality $$xyz(x+y)(y+z)(z+x)\ge (1-x^2)(1-y^2)(1-z^2).$$

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Justin SandersSo this is just an idea I had, and I wanted to see if anyone agreed with this idea. I'm a high-school student interested in mathematics, and I use this sight for three main reasons. I found that one way to get better at math is answering questions, maybe questions that you've never considered bef...

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