Hello there, I have this question about metrics, but the first part asks me to prove this horrible identity which I am having difficulty with. I would appreciate if somebody could point me in the right direction before I cover all my writing supplies with algebra.
Let be non-negative real numbers such that . Show that .
Thanks again.
nb: The fact that is increasing is almost obvious with second writing (composition of decreasing maps => increasing)
Just multiply by v(v+y) (i.e. get the denominators away) and simplify. But this step is somewhat direct (btw it corresponds to the last inequality in Plato's post, that comes with no further argument), my trick was just a way to avoid any computation by reducing to an elementary inequality.