Let \(x_1,x_2,\ldots ,x_{2014}\) be positive real numbers such that \[\large\displaystyle\sum^{2014}_{j=1} x_j=1\] Determine with proof the smallest constant \(K\) such that \[\large K \displaystyle\sum^{2014}_{j=1} \dfrac{x^2_j}{1-x_j}\geq1\]

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TopNewestMethod 1\( x_{1} + x_{2} + \ldots + x_{2014} = 1\)

\(\dfrac{x_{1}^{2}}{1 - x_{1}^{2}} + \dfrac{x_{2}^{2}}{1 - x_{2}^{2}} + ........................... + \dfrac{x_{201}4^{2}}{1 - x_{2014}^{2}}\)

Applying Titu's Lemma ,

\(\dfrac{x_{1}^{2}}{1 - x_{1}^{2}} + \dfrac{x_{2}^{2}}{1 - x_{2}^{2}} + ........................... + \dfrac{x_{201}4^{2}}{1 - x_{2014}^{2}} \geq \dfrac{(x_{1} + x_{2} + .... + x_{2014})^{2}}{2014 - (x_{1} + x_{2} + .....+ x_{2014})}\)

\(\dfrac{x_{1}^{2}}{1 - x_{1}^{2}} + \dfrac{x_{2}^{2}}{1 - x_{2}^{2}} + ........................... + \dfrac{x_{201}4^{2}}{1 - x_{2014}^{2}} \geq \frac{1}{2013}\)

Thus , \( \boxed{K = 2013}\)

Method 2\( \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{x^{2}_{j} - 1}{1 - x_{j}} + \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}}\)

\( \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} -( 1 + x_{j}) + \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}}\)

\( \boxed{- 2015 + \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}} = \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{x^{2}_{j}}{1 - x_{j}}}\)

Applying \( A.M \geq H.M\)

\(\frac{\displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}}}{2014} \geq \dfrac{2014}{ 2014 - ( x_{1} + x_{2} ..... x_{2014})}\)

\(\displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}} \geq \dfrac{2014^{2}}{ 2013}\)

\( - 2015 + \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}} \geq \dfrac{2014^{2}}{ 2013} - 2015\)

\( - 2015 + \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}} \geq \dfrac{2014^{2}- 2015 \times 2013}{2013} \)

\( - 2015 + \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}} \geq \dfrac{2014^{2} - (2014 + 1)(2014 - 1)}{2013} \)

\( - 2015 + \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}} \geq \dfrac{2014^{2} - (2014^{2} - 1)}{2013} \)

\( - 2015 + \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{1}{1 - x_{j}} \geq \dfrac{1}{2013} \)

\( \displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{x^{2}_{j}}{1 - x_{j}} \geq \dfrac{1}{2013} \)

\( 2013\displaystyle \sum_{1}^{2014} \dfrac{x^{2}_{j}}{1 - x_{j}} \geq 1 \)

\(\boxed{K = 2013}\)

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– Sandeep Rathod · 2 years, 9 months ago

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– Raj Magesh · 2 years, 9 months ago

Your second solution using AM>HM is what I wrote during the RMO, almost verbatim... Wow.Log in to reply

– Sandeep Rathod · 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes i too enjoyed very much doing by the 2nd methodLog in to reply

– Aneesh Kundu · 2 years, 9 months ago

u can use \dfrac(it gives bigger fractions) and also \ldots(it gives the dots)Log in to reply

– Sandeep Rathod · 2 years, 9 months ago

I applied the \Idots , its not workingLog in to reply

I know its confusing sometimes – Aneesh Kundu · 2 years, 9 months ago

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More lines: \rightarrow, \RIghtarrow give us \( \rightarrow , \Rightarrow \)

Capital Greek alphabet: \gamma, \Gamma give us \( \gamma, \Gamma\) – Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 9 months ago

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– Aneesh Kundu · 2 years, 9 months ago

Yeah!!Log in to reply

– Sandeep Rathod · 2 years, 9 months ago

Its tagged under A.M G.M inequality , have you done using it , if yes then howLog in to reply

Typo – Aneesh Kundu · 2 years, 9 months ago

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Contrary to @Sandeep Rathod solution there is one more method :

Let an function \(y\quad =\quad \cfrac { \quad { x }^{ 2 } }{ 1-x } \\ \). in (0,1)

So it inscribe an convex polygon of centroid G so from jensons inequality :

\(y\quad =\quad f(x)\quad =\quad \cfrac { \quad { x }^{ 2 } }{ 1-x } \\ \\ { y }_{ G }\quad \ge \quad { y }_{ p }\\ \\ \frac { \sum { f\left( { x }_{ i } \right) } }{ n } \quad \ge \quad f\left( \cfrac { \sum { { x }_{ i } } }{ n } \right) \\ \\ \sum { f\left( { x }_{ i } \right) } \quad \ge \quad nf\left( \cfrac { 1 }{ n } \right) \quad \quad \quad (put\quad n\quad =\quad 2014)\\ \\ 2013\sum { f\left( { x }_{ i } \right) } \quad \ge \quad 1\\ \\ \boxed { K\quad =\quad 2013 } \).

Q.E.D – Deepanshu Gupta · 2 years, 9 months ago

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@Deepanshu Gupta

i did'nt understood , how it's inscribed?I appreciate - you always think different – Sandeep Rathod · 2 years, 9 months ago

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And Actually if we consider 'n' points (2014 points) on curve and join them, then they will form an closed loop (or we can say convex polygon ) So Centroid of this Polygon , which is surely lies inside the polygon So it's y-coordinate is greater or equal (when all pt's are collinear , I think) to y-coordinates of point on curve which has same x-coordinate as that of centroid of this loop (Polygon) !

Here I used Jenson's inequality – Deepanshu Gupta · 2 years, 9 months ago

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I learnt the spelling of "Cauchy Schwartz" today,and I got the solution at my first glance! ;-) – Ranjana Kasangeri · 2 years, 9 months ago

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– Joel Tan · 2 years, 9 months ago

I think there's no 't'.Log in to reply

– Ranjana Kasangeri · 2 years, 9 months ago

Sir,Multiply the LHS by summation or (1-x) ,then apply Cauchy!Log in to reply

sob* @Joel Tan – Ranjana Kasangeri · 2 years, 9 months agoLog in to reply

@Ranjana Kasangeri – Sandeep Rathod · 2 years, 9 months ago

Please post your methodLog in to reply

I got 2013 by Cauchy-Scwartz – Pranav Kirsur · 2 years, 9 months ago

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– Chandrachur Banerjee · 2 years, 9 months ago

Ditto. Do you think solving 4 is enough!Dunno, this waz my only RMO.Log in to reply

I used Titu's Lemma for this one! – Ryan Tamburrino · 2 years, 9 months ago

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I had given my RMO yesterday and done this using Jensen's inequality. – Souryajit Roy · 2 years, 9 months ago

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Chebyshev – Krishna Ar · 2 years, 9 months ago

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– Satvik Golechha · 2 years, 9 months ago

TchebycheffLog in to reply

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chebyshev%27sinequality – Krishna Ar · 2 years, 9 months agoLog in to reply

i got \(2013\) – Aneesh Kundu · 2 years, 9 months ago

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– Ameya Karode · 2 years, 9 months ago

Anish can you please post the first 5 questions also... This one I did by cauchy SchwartzLog in to reply

– Aneesh Kundu · 2 years, 9 months ago

Its given below the questionLog in to reply

– Ameya Karode · 2 years, 9 months ago

Can someone explain the third question pleaseLog in to reply

– Ryan Tamburrino · 2 years, 9 months ago

Is that the one about permuting the digits of two powers of 2?Log in to reply

– Ameya Karode · 2 years, 9 months ago

I did it by contradiction but not very sure..Log in to reply