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    Inequality- absolute value function

    Prove that if the numbers x,y are of one sign, then |\frac{x+y}{2}-\sqrt{xy}|+|\frac{x+y}{2}+\sqrt{xy}|=|x|+|y|
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    Re: Inequality- absolute value function

    Quote Originally Posted by sachinrajsharma View Post
    Prove that if the numbers x,y are of one sign, then |\frac{x+y}{2}-\sqrt{xy}|+|\frac{x+y}{2}+\sqrt{xy}|=|x|+|y|
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    Re: Inequality- absolute value function

    I am sorry as I am new to this forum I didnt know that I have to show my work as well.. moreover this is not my homework what I have done

    |\frac{x+y}{2}-\sqrt{xy}|+|\frac{x+y}{2}+\sqrt{xy}|=|x|+|y|

    Solving R.HS. i.e. |\frac{x+y}{2}-\sqrt{xy}|= |\frac{x+y -\sqrt{xy}}{2}| = \frac{(\sqrt{x}-\sqrt{y})^2}{2}

    |\frac{x+y}{2}+\sqrt{xy}| = |\frac{ (\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y})^2}{2} |
    Please suggest further..
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    Re: Inequality- absolute value function

    Firstly x and y have to be of same sign for otherwise the we will have square root of a negative number which is not real. Thereafter we know that (a+b)^2+(a-b)^2= 2(a^2+b^2)
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