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# On the System of High Order Rational Difference Equations

**Academic Editor:**Chunrui Zhang

#### Abstract

This paper is concerned with the boundedness, persistence, and global asymptotic behavior of positive solution for a system of two rational difference equations , where and

#### 1. Introduction

In this paper, we study the global behavior of solutions of the following system: where are positive constants and initial conditions , .

A pair of sequences of positive real numbers that satisfies (1) is a positive solution of (1). If a positive solution of (1) is a pair of positive constants , then the solution is the equilibrium solution.

A positive solution of (1) is bounded and persists, if there exist positive constants such that

In 1998, DeVault et al. [1] proved that every positive solution of the difference equation where , oscillates about the positive equilibrium of (3). Moreover, every positive solution of (3) is bounded away from zero and infinity. Also the positive equilibrium of (3) is globally asymptotically stable.

In 2003, Abu-Saris and DeVault [2] studied the following recursive difference equation: where , are positive real numbers.

Papaschinopoulos and Schinas [3] investigated the global behavior for a system of the following two nonlinear difference equations: where is a positive real number, are positive integers, and , are positive real numbers.

In 2012, Zhang et al. [4] investigated the global behavior for a system of the following third-order nonlinear difference equations: where , and the initial values , . For other related results, the reader can refer to [5–18].

Motivated by the discussion above, we study the global asymptotic behavior of solutions for system (1). More precisely, we prove the following: if then every positive solution of (1) is persistent and bounded. Moreover, we prove that every positive solution of (1) converges the unique positive equilibrium as .

#### 2. Main Results

In the following lemma, we show boundedness and persistence of the positive solutions of (1).

Lemma 1. *Consider (1). Suppose that
**
are satisfied. Then, every positive solution of (1) is satisfied, for *

*Proof. *Let be a positive solution of (1). Since and for all , (1) implies that

Moreover, using (1) and (9), we have
Let be the solution of the system, respectively,
such that
We prove by induction that
Suppose that (13) is true for . Then, from (10), we get
Therefore, (13) is true. From (11) and (12), we have
Then, from (9), (13), and (15), the proof of the relation (8) follows immediately.

Theorem 2. *Consider the system of difference equation (1). If relation (7) is satisfied, then the following statements are true.*(i)*Equation (1) has a unique positive equilibrium given by
*(ii)*Every positive solution of system (1) tends to the positive equilibrium of (1) as .*

*Proof. *(i) Let and be positive numbers such that
Then, from (7) and (17), we have that the positive solution is given by (16). This completes the proof of Part (i).

(ii) From (1) and (8), we have
where , . Then, from (1) and (18), we get
from which we have
Then, relations (7) and (20) imply that , from which it follows that
We claim that
Suppose on the contrary that . Then, from (21), we have and so which is a contradiction. So . Similarly, we can prove that . Therefore, (22) is true. Hence, from (1) and (22), there exist the and , as and
where is the unique positive equilibrium of (1). This completes the proof of Part (ii). The proof of Theorem 2 is completed.

Theorem 3. *Consider the system of difference equation (1). If relation (7) is satisfied and assuming that
**
then the unique positive equilibrium is locally asymptotically stable.*

*Proof. *From Theorem 2, the system of difference equation (1) has a unique equilibrium . The linearized equation of system (1) about the equilibrium point is
where , and Let denote the eigenvalues of matrix and let be a diagonal matrix, where , , and
Clearly, is invertible. Computing matrix , we obtain thatFrom and , imply that
Furthermore, noting (7), (24), and (27), we have
It is well known that has the same eigenvalues as ; we have that
This implies that the equilibrium of (1) is locally asymptotically stable.

Combining Theorem 2 with Theorem 3, we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 4. *Consider the system of difference equation (1). If relations (7) and (24) are satisfied, then the unique positive equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable.*

#### 3. Some Numerical Examples

In order to illustrate the results of the previous sections and to support our theoretical discussions, we consider several interesting numerical examples in this section. These examples represent different types of qualitative behavior of solutions to nonlinear difference equations and system of nonlinear difference equations.

*Example 1. *Consider the following difference equations:
with the initial values . Then, the solution of system (32) is bounded and persists and the system has a unique equilibrium which is globally asymptotically stable (see Figure 1).

*Example 2. *Consider the following difference equations:
with the initial values . Then, the solution of system (33) is bounded and persists and the system has a unique equilibrium which is globally asymptotically stable (see Figure 2).

#### 4. Conclusion

In this paper, we study the dynamics of a system of high order difference equation It concluded that, under condition , the positive solution of this system is bounded and persists; moreover, if , it converges asymptotically the unique equilibrium .

We conclude the paper by presenting the following open problem.

*Open Problem*. Consider the system of difference equation (1) with and . Find the set of all initial conditions that generate bounded solutions. In addition, investigate global behavior of these solutions.

#### Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

#### Acknowledgments

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 11361012), the Scientific Research Foundation of Guizhou Provincial Science and Technology Department ([2013]J2083, [2009]J2061), and the Natural Science Foundation of Guizhou Provincial Educational Department (no. 2008040).

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