I've been trying to use Taylor's theorem with h = (y-x)/2 to show that a twice differentiable function for which the second derivative is positive is midpoint convex (ie, f( (1/2)*(x+y) ) \leq (1/2) * (f(x)+f(y)) ). (It's not a homework problem.) The problem I end up with this is that I'm not sure how to show that the sum of the terms involving the first and second derivative is nonpositive. How would I go about showing this, or is there a better (non-Taylor) way to do it?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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