### Abstract

In this note we give a completely different proof to a functional inequality established by Ismail and Laforgia for the survival function of the gamma distribution and we show that the inequality in the question is in fact the so-called new-is-better-than-used property, which arises in economic theory. Moreover, we extend this result to arbitrary reliability functions and we present a new simple proof for the Esseen-Mitrinović inequality.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 13 |

Journal | Journal of Inequalities in Pure and Applied Mathematics |

Volume | 9 |

Issue number | 1 |

Publication status | Published - 2008 |

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### Keywords

- Complete monotonicity
- Density function
- Error function
- Functional inequality
- Incomplete gamma function
- Log-concavity
- New-is-better-than-used property
- Survival function

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics(all)

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**A functional inequality for the survival function of the gamma distribution.** / Baricz, Árpád.

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KW - Incomplete gamma function

KW - Log-concavity

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