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 January 2nd, 2019, 12:50 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Jan 2019 From: gd Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Inequality problem Let triangle with side a,b,c such that a+b+c=10. Prove this in.png I need help with this problem by use of triangle inequality, AG or similar inequality that I know. So I ask for hint. Last edited by skipjack; January 3rd, 2019 at 06:42 AM. January 2nd, 2019, 01:15 PM   #2
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 Originally Posted by jsf Let triangle with side a,b,c such that a+b+c=10. Prove this Attachment 10106 I need help with this problem by use of triangle inequality, AG or similar inequality that I know. So I ask for hint.
I can't see the image. (I can manually type it in and view it on the web but that's all.)

So:
$\displaystyle a + b + c = 10$

Here's the inequality in the image:
$\displaystyle a^2 + b^2 + c^2 + \frac{2}{5} abc < 50$

Can we take it that you have to derive the inequality from the first equation?

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Last edited by skipjack; January 3rd, 2019 at 06:44 AM. January 2nd, 2019, 06:04 PM #3 Global Moderator   Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond I've posted the image in-line. Thanks from topsquark January 2nd, 2019, 06:23 PM #4 Global Moderator   Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond Because the variables in the inequality can be interchanged with respect to value and position the equation has cyclic symmetry and an extremum is reached when all three sides are equal. After you come up with a value for that all you have to do is devise another triangle to show that the LHS of the inequality is less than the previously calculated value. Thanks from topsquark January 3rd, 2019, 08:03 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by jsf I ask for hint.
Hint: as $a + b + c = 10$ and $b + c > a$, $a < 5$.
Similarly, $b < 5$ and $c < 5$, so $0 < (5 - a)(5 - b)(5 - c)$.
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