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#### Albert

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$ \dfrac{1}{(x+1)^2+y^2+1}+\dfrac{1}{(y+1)^2+z^2+1}+\dfrac{1}{(z+1)^2+x^2+1}\leq \dfrac{1}{2}$

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$ \dfrac{1}{(x+1)^2+y^2+1}+\dfrac{1}{(y+1)^2+z^2+1}+\dfrac{1}{(z+1)^2+x^2+1}\leq \dfrac{1}{2}$

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It is quite evident the intrinsic simmetry of the expression, in the sense that x, y and z can be swapped and nothing change. Thqat suggests that it must be x=y=z=1 and in this case any memeber of the sum has value $\frac{1}{6}$ so that the sum is $\frac{1}{2}$ wich is the maximum of the function with the condition x y z =1...

$ \dfrac{1}{(x+1)^2+y^2+1}+\dfrac{1}{(y+1)^2+z^2+1}+\dfrac{1}{(z+1)^2+x^2+1}\leq \dfrac{1}{2}$

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for using $xyz=1$ and $AM\geq GM$x>0 ,y>0 ,z>0 and xyz=1 ,prove :

$ \dfrac{1}{(x+1)^2+y^2+1}+\dfrac{1}{(y+1)^2+z^2+1}

+\dfrac{1}{(z+1)^2+x^2+1}\leq \dfrac{1}{2}$

$\dfrac {z}{z}\times \dfrac{1}{(x+1)^2+y^2+1}\leq

\dfrac{z}{2(xz+z+1)}----(1)$

$\dfrac{xz}{xz}\times \dfrac{1}{(y+1)^2+z^2+1}\leq

\dfrac{xz}{2(xz+z+1)}----(2)$

$\dfrac{1}{(z+1)^2+x^2+1}\leq \dfrac{1}{2(xz+z+1)}----(3)$

(1)+(2)+(3) the proof is done

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Hello Chisigma,It is quite evident the intrinsic simmetry of the expression, in the sense that x, y and z can be swapped and nothing change. Thqat suggests that it must be x=y=z=1 and in this case any memeber of the sum has value $\frac{1}{6}$ so that the sum is $\frac{1}{2}$ wich is the maximum of the function with the condition x y z =1...

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$\chi$ $\sigma$

Your reasoning is not clear to me.

I guess you have implicitly assumed, and not proved, that a maxima exists.

Moreover, even if the existence of a maxima is settled, there may me multiple maximas.

I don't see how the symmetry is sufficient to conclude that $1/2$ is the maximum even if its given that a global maxima exists.