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A note on a conjecture of L. J. Mordell

Author: Michael A. Malcolm
Journal: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 375-377
MSC: Primary 10.05; Secondary 68.00
MathSciNet review: 0284395
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Abstract: A computer proof is described for a previously unsolved problem concerning the inequality $\sum \nolimits _{i = 1}^n {{x_i}/({x_{i + 1}} + {x_{i + 2}}) \geqq n/2}$.

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Keywords: Cyclic sum, interval arithmetic
Article copyright: © Copyright 1971 American Mathematical Society