# Math Help - Proof: If a function f is convex on (a,b) then f is bounded below on (a,b)

1. ## Proof: If a function f is convex on (a,b) then f is bounded below on (a,b)

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Prove that if a function f is convex on (a,b) then f is bounded below on (a,b)

2. Originally Posted by neset44
Prove that if a function f is convex on (a,b) then f is bounded below on (a,b)
Choose two points c, d with $a, and let L be the straight line through the points $(c,f(c))$ and $(d,f(d))$. The convexity of f ensures that the graph of f lies above the line L in the intervals $(a,c)$ and $(d,b)$. Also, convex functions are continuous, so f is bounded below by continuity in the closed interval $[c,d]$. Those facts together imply that f is bounded below throughout the interval $(a,b)$.

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