# proving positivity of bilenear formula

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• October 21st 2011, 02:50 PM
transgalactic
proving positivity of bilenear formula
there is 1>=a,b>=0 so a+b=1
prove that for two scalars u,v
$(au+bv)^{2}\leq au^{2}+bv^{2}$
i was told to prove it by proving that in bilenear u,v\in R
$q(u,v)=-(au+bv)^{2}+au^{2}+bv^{2}>=0$
i got there one minus so i am not sure if its positive
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