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At most - equality (Posted on 2017-03-06) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Prove:
For any real numbers a,b,c
ab + bc + ac does not exceed a^2+b^2+c^2

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Solution solution Comment 1 of 1
consider 2(a^2 + b^2 + c^2) - 2(ab + bc + ac) 
= (a^2 - 2ab +b^2) + (a^2 - 2ac + c^2) + (b^2 - 2bc + c^2)
= (a-b)^2 + (a-c)^2 + (b-c)^2
>= 0 (since each square term is itself >=0, so is their sum.)

well, if 
2(a^2 + b^2 + c^2) - 2(ab + bc + ac) >= 0 then
(a^2 + b^2 + c^2) - (ab + bc + ac) >= 0 and
(a^2 + b^2 + c^2) >= (ab + bc + ac)



  Posted by Paul on 2017-03-06 08:45:57
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