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    Re: inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by mulfer View Post
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    Small advice @ mulferlease learn LATEX

    We have to prove:
    a^2+b^2+c^2 \geq a+b+c
    It is equivalent to proving:
    a^2+b^2+c^2-a-b-c \geq 0
    \implies a(a-1)+b(b-1)c(c-1) \geq  0 So we are done if we are able to prove this.
    now,
    if x is a positive real number,
    if  x>1 then x(x-1)>(x-1) (obvious)
    if x=1 then x(x-1)=(x-1) (obvious)
    if 0<x<1 then (x-1)<0 so, x<1 \implies x(x-1)>x-1 (multiplying both sides by a negative number i.e (x-1) changes the sign)
    so for all case, x(x-1)\geq x-1
    similarly,
    a(a-1) \geq a-1
    b(b-1) \geq b-1
    c(c-1) \geq c-1
    summing these we get:
    a(a-1)+b(b-1)c(c-1) \geq (a-1)+(b-1)+(c-1) = (a+b+c)-3
    so we will be done if we prove (a+b+c)-3 \geq 0 or a+b+c \geq 3
    by the AM-GM inequality,
    (a+b+c)\geq 3(abc)^{1/3}=3 # as abc=1
    proved
    Last edited by earthboy; January 27th 2013 at 06:30 AM.
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    Re: inequality

    thanks for replying. I'd be glad to learn the latex soon.
    please, check my solution:
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    Re: inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by mulfer View Post
    thanks for replying. I'd be glad to learn the latex soon.
    please, check my solution:
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    Yup..Its seems alright to me
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