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A note on some inequalities for means. (English) Zbl 0693.26005
The logarithmic and identric means of two positive numbers a and b are defined by L=L(a,b):=(b-a)/(lnb-lna) for ab;L(a,a)=a, and I=I(a,b):=1 e(b b /a a ) 1/(b-a) for ab,I(a,a)=a, respectively. Let A=A(a,b):=(a+b)/2 and G=G(a,b):=ab denote the arithmetic and geometric means of a and b, respectively. Recently, in two interesting papers, H. Alzer has obtained the following inequalities: (1)A·G<L·I and L+I<A+G;(2)G·I<L<1 2(G+I) which hold true for all positive ab· 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).
Reviewer: J.Sándor

MSC:
26D15Inequalities for sums, series and integrals of real functions
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