International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences / 2000 / Article

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Volume 23 |Article ID 698020 | 4 pages |

On a new generalization of Alzer's inequality

Received02 Apr 1999
Revised10 Dec 1999


Let {an}n=1 be an increasing sequence of positive real numbers. Under certain conditions of this sequence we use the mathematical induction and the Cauchy mean-value theorem to prove the following inequality: anan+m((1/n)i=1nair(1/(n+m))i=1n+mair)1/r, where n and m are natural numbers and r is a positive number. The lower bound is best possible. This inequality generalizes the Alzer's inequality (1993) in a new direction. It is shown that the above inequality holds for a large class of positive, increasing and logarithmically concave sequences.

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