(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Let p > 1, and put q = p/(p-1), so 1/p + 1/q = 1. Show that for any x > 0, y > 0, we have

xy <= x^{p}/p + y^{q}/q, and find the case where equality holds.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

This is in the differentiation chapter of my analysis book (Browder), so I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that some aspect of differentiation comes into play here. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to start. Could someone get me started here? Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Inequality with Differentiation

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