The logarithmic and identric means of two positive numbers a and b are defined by
denote the arithmetic and geometric means of a and b, respectively. Recently, in two interesting papers, H. Alzer has obtained the following inequalities:
which hold true for all positive
In our paper we prove, by using new methods, that the left side of (1) is weaker than the left side of (2), while the right side of (1) is stronger than the right side of (2).