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YuMing Chu, MiaoKun Wang, "Inequalities between ArithmeticGeometric, Gini, and Toader Means", Abstract and Applied Analysis, vol. 2012, Article ID 830585, 11 pages, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/830585
Inequalities between ArithmeticGeometric, Gini, and Toader Means
Abstract
We find the greatest values , and least values , such that the double inequalities and hold for all with and present some new bounds for the complete elliptic integrals. Here , , and are the arithmeticgeometric, Toader, and th Gini means of two positive numbers and , respectively.
1. Introduction
For the th Gini mean and power mean of two positive real numbers and are defined by respectively.
It is well known that and are continuous and strictly increasing with respect to for fixed with . Many means are special case of these means, for example,
Recently, the Gini and power means have been the subject of intensive research. In particular, many remarkable inequalities for these means can be found in the literature [1–7].
In [8], Toader introduced the Toader mean of two positive numbers and as follows: where , , is the complete elliptic integrals of the second kind.
The classical arithmeticgeometric mean of two positive number and is defined as the common limit of sequences and , which are given by
The Gauss identity [9] shows that for , where , , is the complete elliptic integrals of the first kind.
Vuorinen [10] conjectured that for all with . This conjecture was proved by Qiu and Shen in [11] and Barnard et al. in [12], respectively.
In [13], Alzer and Qiu presented a best possible upper power mean bound for the Toader mean as follows: for all with .
In [14–17], the authors proved that for all with , where denotes the classical logarithmic mean of two positive numbers and .
Very recently, Chu and Wang [18] and Guo and Qi [19] proved that for all with , and and are the best possible lower and upper Lehmer mean bounds for the Toader mean , respectively. Here, the th Lehmer mean of two positive numbers and is defined by .
The main purpose of this paper is to find the greatest values , and least values , such that the double inequalities and hold for all with and present some new bounds for the complete elliptic integrals.
2. Preliminary Knowledge
Throughout this paper, we denote for .
For , the following derivative formulas were presented in [9, Appendix E, pages 474–475]:
Lemma 2.1 can be found in [9, Theorem 3.21(7), (8), and (10), and Exercise 3.43(13) and (46)].
Lemma 2.1. (1) is strictly decreasing from onto for ;
(2) is strictly increasing on if and only if and strictly decreasing if and only if ;
(3) is strictly decreasing from onto ;
(4) is strictly increasing from onto ;
(5) is strictly decreasing from onto .
3. Main Results
Theorem 3.1. Inequality holds for all with , and and are the best possible lower and upper Gini mean bounds for the arithmeticgeometric mean .
Proof. From (1.1) and (1.5) we clearly see that both and are symmetric and homogenous of degree 1. Without loss of generality, we assume that . Let and . Then from (1.1) and (1.6) together with (2.2) we clearly see that
Let
Then can be rewritten as
where
It is well known that the function is positive and strictly decreasing in . Then (3.4) and Lemma 2.1(1) lead to the conclusion that is strictly increasing in , so that for .
Therefore, follows from (3.1)–(3.3).
On the other hand, follows directly from (1.9).
Next, we prove that and are the best possible lower and upper Gini mean bounds for the arithmeticgeometric mean .
For any and , from (1.1), (1.6), and Lemma 2.1(3) we have
Letting and making use of the Taylor expansion, one has
Equations (3.5)–(3.7) imply that for any there exist and , such that for and for .
Theorem 3.2. Inequality holds for all with , and and are the best possible lower and upper Gini mean bounds for the Toader mean .
Proof. From (1.1) and (1.4) we clearly see that both and are symmetric and homogenous of degree 1. Without loss of generality, we assume that . Let and . Then from (1.1), (1.4), and (2.3) we have
Let
Then simple computations lead to
where
It follows from (3.12) and Lemma 2.1(1), (4), and (5) that is strictly decreasing from onto . Then (3.11) leads to the conclusion that for . Hence is strictly decreasing in .
Therefore, follows from (3.8)–(3.10) together with the monotonicity of .
On the other hand, follows directly from (1.7).
Next, we prove that and are the best possible lower and upper Gini mean bounds for the Toader mean .
For any and , from (1.1) and (1.4) one has
Letting and making use of the Taylor expansion, we get
Equations (3.13)–(3.15) imply that for any there exist and , such that for and for .
4. Remarks and Corollaries
Remark 4.1. From (3.9) and Lemma 2.1(4) we clearly see that . Then (3.8) and (3.9) together with the monotonicity of lead to the conclusion that for all with .
Remark 4.2. We find that the lower bound in (1.10) and the best possible lower Gini mean bound in Theorem 3.1 are not comparable. In fact, from (1.1) and (1.11) we have
Remark 4.3. The following two equations show that the best possible upper power mean bound in (1.8) and the best possible upper Gini mean bound in Theorem 3.2 are not comparable:
From Theorem 3.1 we get an upper bound for the complete elliptic integrals of the first kind as follows.
Corollary 4.4. Inequality holds for all .
Remark 4.5. Computational and numerical experiments show that the upper bound in (4.4) for is very accurate for some . In fact, if we let , then we have Table 1 via elementary computation.

The following bounds for the complete elliptic integrals of the second kind follow from Theorem 3.2 and Remark 4.1.
Corollary 4.6. Inequality holds for all .
Remark 4.7. Computational and numerical experiments show that the upper bound in (4.5) for is very accurate for some . In fact, if we let , then we have Table 2 via elementary computation.

Acknowledgments
This work is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 11071069), the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province (Grant no. Y7080106), and the Innovation Team Foundation of the Department of Education of Zhejiang Province (Grant no. T200924).
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