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    Prove:

    Prove the following inequalities.

    1) \frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} \ge \frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}

    2) \frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} \ge \frac{x}{y} + \frac{y}{z} + \frac{z}{x}
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    What I have Done is WRONG as rightly pointed by Isomorphism

    Quote Originally Posted by great_math View Post
    Prove the following inequalities.
    1) \frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} \ge \frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}

    2) \frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} \ge \frac{x}{y} + \frac{y}{z} + \frac{z}{x}
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    Here  [\frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}]^2

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=\frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} +2(1+1+1)<br />
    Here first term ie;
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\frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2}<br /> <br />
    is greater than zero and so is second term
    and
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[\frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}]^2 \ge[\frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}]<br />
    If still in troble feel free to ask
    Last edited by ADARSH; January 10th 2009 at 06:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by great_math View Post
    Prove the following inequalities.

    1) \frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} \ge \frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}
    Call \frac{x}{y} = a, \frac{y}{z} = b , \frac{z}{x} = c. Then observe that your inequality amounts to proving a^2 + b^2 + c^2 \geq ab + bc + ca But a^2 + b^2 + c^2 \geq ab + bc + ca \Leftrightarrow \frac12 ((a-b)^2 + (b-c)^2 + (c-a)^2) \geq 0, which is clearly true.


    Quote Originally Posted by great_math View Post
    2) \frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} \ge \frac{x}{y} + \frac{y}{z} + \frac{z}{x}
    EDIT: This proof is wrong
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    Multiply out throughout by x^2y^2z^2 and then the inequality reduces to x^4z^2 + z^4y^2 + y^4 x^2 \geq x^3yz^2 + y^3zx^2 + z^3 x y^2, which is clearly true by Muirhead inequality since (4,2,0) majorises (3,2,1).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADARSH View Post

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    Here  [\frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}]^2

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=\frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} +2(1+1+1)<br />
    Thats wrong Adarsh, \left(\frac{x}{z} + \frac{y}{x} + \frac{z}{y}\right)^2 =\frac{x^2}{y^2} + \frac{y^2}{z^2} + \frac{z^2}{x^2} +2\left(\frac{x}{z}+\frac{y}{x}+\frac{z}{y}\right)<br />
    Last edited by Isomorphism; January 21st 2009 at 01:59 AM. Reason: Thanks Jane, Sorry great_math
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isomorphism View Post
    x^4z^2 + z^4y^2 + y^4 x^2 \geq x^3yz^2 + y^3zx^2 + z^3 x y^2, which is clearly true by Muirhead inequality since (4,2,0) majorises (3,2,1).
    Doesn’t Muirhead give x^4y^2 + x^4z^2 + y^4x^2 + y^4z^2 + z^4x^2 + z^4y^2 \geq x^3y^2z + x^3z^2y + y^3x^2z + y^3z^2x + z^3x^2y + z^3y^2x instead?
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