Can you use this to complete the problem?
Use the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality:
Equality obtains if and only if the vectors and in are linearly dependent; i.e. if and only if . Since , this won’t happen and so the inequality is always strict.
thanks Isomorphism, i am familiar with the AM-GM inequality but i was hoping this could be pulled out by fiddling.
JaneBennet the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality is totally alien to me, you know any good article with an explanation / proof of it ?
Add them up,
Cancel 2 on both sides to wrap it up (Whew)
Yes I am aware that you can get it by a simple application of CS. But when we were in school we were taught only AM-GM. So I thought probably the poster wanted the proof using that :)
Or you can just use C-S: