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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2009, Article ID 624798, 26 pages
Research Article

The Shrinking Projection Method for Solving Variational Inequality Problems and Fixed Point Problems in Banach Spaces

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand

Received 6 September 2009; Revised 17 October 2009; Accepted 19 October 2009

Academic Editor: Simeon Reich

Copyright © 2009 Rabian Wangkeeree and Rattanaporn Wangkeeree. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We consider a hybrid projection algorithm based on the shrinking projection method for two families of quasi--nonexpansive mappings. We establish strong convergence theorems for approximating the common element of the set of the common fixed points of such two families and the set of solutions of the variational inequality for an inverse-strongly monotone operator in the framework of Banach spaces. As applications, at the end of the paper we first apply our results to consider the problem of finding a zero point of an inverse-strongly monotone operator and we finally utilize our results to study the problem of finding a solution of the complementarity problem. Our results improve and extend the corresponding results announced by recent results.