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A generalization of two inequalities involving means

Authors: Scott Lawrence and Daniel Segalman
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 35 (1972), 96-100
MSC: Primary 26A86
MathSciNet review: 0304586
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Abstract: Fan has proven an inequality relating the arithmetic and geometric means of $ ({x_1}, \cdots ,{x_n})$ and $ (1 - {x_1}, \cdots ,1 - {x_n})$, where $ 0 < {x_i} \leqq \tfrac{1}{2},i = 1, \cdots ,n$. Levinson has generalized Fan's inequality; his result involves functions with positive third derivatives on (0, 1). In this paper, the above condition that requires $ 0 < {x_i} \leqq \tfrac{1}{2}$ has been replaced by a condition which only weights the $ {x_i}$ to the left side of (0, 1) in pairs, and Levinson's differentiability requirement has been replaced by the analogous condition on third differences.

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