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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Evaluate this integral:

Prove the inequality:

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Are we allowed to express the LHS of the inequality as a Taylor series? If so, the problem becomes trivial.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi mathsyperson;

Thats how I would do it. But in this Putnam problem book he doesn't use that method. Why, I can't say.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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Ever seen this theorem?

Let be convex and differentiable. Then

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and .(What Im saying is that no point on a convex and differentiable curve lies below the corresponding point on a straight line that is tangent to any part of the curve.)

PS: I just looked up Wikipedia. This theorem is stated there without proof.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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mathsyperson wrote:

Are we allowed to express the LHS of the inequality as a Taylor series? If so, the problem becomes trivial.

bobbym wrote:

Thats how I would do it.

The inequality holds for

as well, in which case the method will not be trivial for .And note that there is an apostrophe in **Thats**.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hello Jane;

Jane wrote:

The inequality holds for

as well, in which case the method will not be trivial for .

But the problem states x > 0 and mathsy is right using the expansion of e^x makes it trivial.

Jane wrote:

And note that there is an apostrophe in

Thats.

That is true Jane, poor typing and high speeds, a lethal combination. Thanks for the correction.

Jane wrote:

Ever seen this theorem?

Yes Jane, I have heard of that theorem but I forgot it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The inequality was the easy one. Now how about the integral it is even easier. If you start substituting you will go mad.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Another integral this one is also easy:

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Hi Jane;

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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Another integral this one is also easy:

(e^2x)/2 - (e^-2x)/2

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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Evaluate this integral:

Prove the inequality:

1/2[x - log(sinx + cosx)]

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi 123ronnie321;

Yes that is almost correct!

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Evaluate this integral:

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Hi gAr;

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Thank you!

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HI gAr;

You are welcome.

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