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# Inequalities - General Rule (multiplying two inequalities)

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24 Jul 2010, 00:07
Hi,

Is there any general rule for multiplication or division of two inequalities?

If
a<x<b and c<y<d
then
a+c<x+y<b+d
a-d<x-y<b-c

Now is there any rule to fine xy or x/y?

regards,
Jack
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27 Jul 2010, 23:58
My proposals is as follows:
1.
0<a<x<b and 0<c<y<d
then ac<xy<bd and a/d<x/y<b/c
2.
a<x<b<0 and c<y<d<0
then ac>xy>bd and a/d>x/y>b/c

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03 Aug 2010, 04:47
Help is appreciated :D
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