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For any positive real number, show that:


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Question is vague .....a, b, c are they all positive real numbers?
19/02/2016 13:28:08 | comment by Alan
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>>Right Hand Side:
The three term
F(a) = a/sqrt(a^2+b^2)
F(b) = b/sqrt(b^2+c^2)
F(c) = c/sqrt(c^2+a^2)
No matter how we order a, b and c, we can always have two of the terms F(a), F(b) and F(c) above or below 1/sqrt(2) at the same time.

Let`s assume the two terms are F(a) and F(b):



>>Left Hand Side:
Let x=b^2/a^2, y=c^2/b^2 and z=a^2/c^2

Using xyz=1, we have:

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23/02/2016 18:18:32 | comment by Alin
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As Ojuade wrote its straightforward, choose a=b=c=1/2
you will get the right hand side equal to 1.5, and 1<1.5.
3/sqrt(2)=2.1232 >1.5.

hope this help.
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1,2,3,4,5,... are natural numbers. The question asks you to prove for any positive REAL number.
07/09/2016 16:40:05 | comment by Ahmed
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This is pretty straightforward.
Positive real numbers are 1,2,3,4,5....
Now, let a=1, b=2, c=3 and substituting these into the equation


= 1/√(5) + 2/√(13) + 3/√(10) = 1.95

This clearly shows that:

3/√(2) = 2.12 which is > 1.95
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You don`t even understand the problem, do you?
21/02/2016 22:10:56 | comment by Alin
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Suppose that a>0, b> and c>0.

Now for each term:

a/Sqrt(a^2+b^2) has a solution between (0,1),
b/Sqrt(b^2+c^2) has a solution between (0,1),
c/Sqrt(c^2+a^2) has a solution between (0,1).

Taking the limit as a, b and c to reach infinity, we obtain:

a/Sqrt(a^2+b^2) approaches cos(pi/4)=1/sqrt(2),
b/Sqrt(b^2+c^2) approaches cos(pi/4)=1/sqrt(2),
c/Sqrt(c^2+a^2) approaches cos(pi/4)=1/sqrt(2).

Summing up all three terms above, we get an equation which satisfies:

a/Sqrt(a^2+b^2)+b/Sqrt(b^2+c^2)+c/Sqrt(c^2+a^2)<3/sqrt(2), where:


Hope this helps :)

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This does not even prove half of the problem. And you way of thinking is wrong.
21/02/2016 22:11:52 | comment by Alin
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Here was my alternative way: Let f(a,b,c)=a/Sqrt(a^2+b^2)+b/Sqrt(b^2+c^2)+c/Sqrt(c^2+a^2), Case 1: Suppose a=b, we get: f(a,c)=1/sqrt(2)+(a+c)/sqrt(a^2+c^2) If a is different to c, then: f(a,c) has a solution between 1+1/sqrt(2) and 3/sqrt(2). If a=c, then: f(a)=3/sqrt(2). So this is surely the upper bound. Case 2: Suppose a, b and c are different. If a was very small, b very large and c very large, then we expect f(a,b,c) to approach 1, i.e. the lower bound. A mixture of values would give us a maximum of 3/sqrt(2). Hence, 1<f(a,b,c)<3/sqrt(2).
22/02/2016 15:13:51 | comment by Yacine
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