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Some inequalities via fractional conformable integral operators


In this paper, we adopt conformable fractional integral to develop integral inequalities such as Minkowski and Hermite–Hadamard inequalities. Our results are the generalization of the inequalities obtained by Dahmani and Bougoffa cited in the literature.

1 Introduction

The theory of fractional integral inequalities plays a vital role in the field of mathematical sciences. There is one of the most famous inequalities for convex functions known as Hermite–Hadamard inequality. Many researchers studied this inequality and published various generalizations and extensions by using fractional integral. We begin with the Hermite–Hadamard inequality, which is defined as follows: Let \(f:I\subseteq \mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}\) be a convex function and \(a, b\in I\) with \(a< b\), then

$$ f \biggl(\frac{a+b}{2} \biggr)\leq \frac{1}{b-a} \int _{a}^{b}f(x)\,dx \leq \frac{f(a)+f(b)}{2}. $$

Further generalizations and extensions can be found in, e.g., [3, 8, 10, 17]. In [15], the Riemann–Liouville fractional integrals \(\mathfrak{I}_{a^{+}}^{\alpha }\) and \(\mathfrak{I}_{b^{-}}^{\alpha }\) of order \(\alpha >0\) are defined respectively by

$$ \mathfrak{I}_{a^{+}}^{\alpha }f(x)= \frac{1}{\varGamma (\alpha )} \int _{a} ^{x} (x-t)^{\alpha -1}f(t)\,dt\quad \bigl(x>a, \Re (\alpha )>0 \bigr) $$


$$ \mathfrak{I}_{b^{-}}^{\alpha }f(x)= \frac{1}{\varGamma (\alpha )} \int _{x} ^{b} (t-x)^{\alpha -1}f(t)\,dt\quad \bigl(x< b, \Re (\alpha )>0 \bigr), $$

where Γ is the gamma function (see [18]). In [7], the left- and right-sided fractional conformable integral operators are respectively defined by

$$ ^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}_{a^{+}}^{\alpha }f(x)= \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{a}^{x} \biggl(\frac{ (x-a )^{\alpha }- (t-a ) ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}\frac{f(t)}{(t-a)^{1-\alpha }}\,dt,\quad x>a $$


$$ ^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}_{b^{-}}^{\alpha }f(x)= \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{x}^{b} \biggl(\frac{ (b-x )^{\alpha }- (b-t ) ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}\frac{f(t)}{(b-t)^{1-\alpha }}\,dt,\quad x< b, $$

where \(\beta \in \mathbb{C}\) and \(\Re (\beta )>0\). Obviously, if we consider \(a=0\), \(b=0\), and \(\alpha =1\) in (4) and (5), then we get the Riemann–Liouville fractional integrals (2) and (3) respectively. In [16], Set et al. defined the following one-sided conformable fractional integral operator:

$$ ^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }f(x)= \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0} ^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-\tau ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}\frac{f(\tau )}{\tau ^{1-\alpha }}\,d\tau . $$

Recently Rahman et al. [13, 14] established some new inequalities of the Grüss type and certain Chebyshev-type inequalities for conformable fractional integrals. In [5, 9, 11, 12], various researchers established generalized k-fractional conformable integral inequalities, Minkowski and Chebyshev type integral inequalities involving generalized k-fractional conformable integrals. The Hermite–Hadamard type inequalities for k-fractional conformable integrals are found in [6]. A significant contribution by Guessab and Schmeisser [4] is an investigation of sharp integral inequalities of the Hermite–Hadamard type.

The paper is arranged as follows: In Sect. 2, the main results, which are reverse Minkowski and related Hermite–Hadamard type integral inequalities, are established by employing fractional conformable integral operators. The concluding remarks are given in Sect. 3.

2 Main results

In this section, we use fractional conformable integral operator to develop reverse Minkowski and Hermite–Hadamard integral inequalities. The reverse Minkowski fractional integral inequality is presented in the following theorems.

Theorem 2.1

Let \(\beta ,\alpha >0\), \(\sigma \geq 1\), and let Φ, Ψ be two positive functions on \([0,\infty )\) such that, for all \(x>0\), \({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x)<\infty \), \({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x)<\infty \). If \(0< m\leq \frac{\varPhi (t)}{\varPsi (t)}\leq M\), \(t\in [0,x]\), then the following inequality holds:

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{ \sigma }}+ \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \leq \frac{1+M(m+2)}{(m+1)(M+1)} \bigl({}^{ \beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }( \varPhi +\varPsi )^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{ \sigma }}. \end{aligned}$$


Using the condition \(\frac{\varPhi (t)}{\varPsi (t)}< M\), \(t\in [0,x]\), \(x>0\), we have

$$ (M+1)^{\sigma }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(t)\leq M^{\sigma } (\varPhi +\varPsi )^{\sigma }(t). $$

Multiplying both sides of (8) by \(\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} (\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } )^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha -1}\) and integrating the resultant inequality with respect to t from 0 to x, we have

$$\begin{aligned} \frac{(M+1)^{\sigma }}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{ \alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha -1}\varPhi ^{ \sigma }(t)\,dt &\leq \frac{M^{\sigma }}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha -1} (\varPhi +\varPsi )^{\sigma }(t)\,dt, \end{aligned}$$

which can be written as

$$ ^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x)\leq \frac{M^{\sigma }}{(M+1)^{\sigma }}{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } (\varPhi + \varPsi )^{\sigma }(x). $$

Hence, it follows that

$$ \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{ \sigma }}\leq \frac{M}{(M+1)} \bigl( {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } (\varPhi +\varPsi )^{\sigma }(x) \bigr) ^{\frac{1}{\sigma }}. $$

Now, using the condition \(m\varPsi (t)\leq \varPhi (t)\), we have

$$ \biggl(1+\frac{1}{m} \biggr)\varPsi (t)\leq \frac{1}{m} \bigl(\varPhi (t)+\varPsi (t) \bigr), $$

which yields

$$ \biggl(1+\frac{1}{m} \biggr)^{\sigma }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(t)\leq \biggl(\frac{1}{m} \biggr)^{ \sigma } \bigl(\varPhi (t)+\varPsi (t) \bigr)^{\sigma }. $$

Multiplying both sides of (10) by \(\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} (\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } )^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha -1}\) and integrating the resultant inequality with respect to t from 0 to x, we get

$$ \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{ \sigma }}\leq \frac{1}{(m+1)} \bigl( {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } (\varPhi +\varPsi )^{\sigma }(x) \bigr) ^{\frac{1}{\sigma }}. $$

Thus, adding inequalities (9) and (11) yields the desired inequality. □

Theorem 2.2

Let \(\beta , \alpha >0\), \(\beta \in \mathbb{C}\), \(\sigma \geq 1\), and let Φ, Ψ be two positive functions on \([0,\infty )\) such that, for all \(x>0\), \({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x)< \infty \), \({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x)<\infty \). If \(0< m\leq \frac{\varPhi (t)}{\varPsi (t)}\leq M\), \(t\in [0,x]\), then the following inequality holds:

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{2}{ \sigma }}+ \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{2}{\sigma }} \\ &\quad \geq \biggl(\frac{(M+1)(m+1)}{M}-2 \biggr) \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }}. \end{aligned}$$


From the multiplication of inequalities (9) and (11), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \biggl(\frac{(M+1)(m+1)}{M} \biggr) \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \leq \bigl( \bigl[{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(\varPhi (x)+ \varPsi (x) \bigr)^{\sigma } \bigr]^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \bigr)^{2}. \end{aligned}$$

Now, applying the Minkowski inequality to the right-hand side of (13), we obtain

$$\begin{aligned} &\bigl( \bigl[{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(\varPhi (x)+ \varPsi (x) \bigr)^{\sigma } \bigr]^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \bigr)^{2} \\ &\quad \leq \bigl[ \bigl({} ^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{ \sigma }}+ \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \bigr]^{2} \\ &\quad \leq \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{ \sigma }}+ \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha }\varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }}+2 \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \varPhi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }} \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \varPsi ^{\sigma }(x) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{\sigma }}. \end{aligned}$$

Thus, from inequalities (13) and (14), we get the desired inequality (12). □

Lemma 2.3


Let f be a concave function on \([a,b]\), then the following inequalities hold:

$$\begin{aligned} f(a)+f(b)\leq f(b+a-x)+f(x)\leq 2f \biggl(\frac{a+b}{2} \biggr). \end{aligned}$$

Theorem 2.4

Let \(\beta , \alpha >0\), \(\beta \in \mathbb{C}\), \(r, s>1\), and let Φ and Ψ be two positive functions on \([0,\infty )\). If \(\varPhi ^{r}\) and \(\varPsi ^{s}\) are two concave functions on \([0,\infty )\), then the following inequality holds:

$$\begin{aligned} & 2^{-r-s} \bigl(\varPhi (0)+\varPhi \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{r} \bigl(\varPsi (0)+\varPsi \bigl(x ^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{s} \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{2} \\ &\quad \leq {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) {}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x ^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr). \end{aligned}$$


Since the functions \(\varPhi ^{r}\) and \(\varPsi ^{s}\) are concave on \([0,\infty )\), therefore for any \(x>0\), \(\alpha >0\) and by Lemma 2.3, we have

$$\begin{aligned} \varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr)\leq \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha } \bigr)+\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(t^{\alpha } \bigr)\leq 2\varPhi ^{r} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2} \biggr) \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr)\leq \varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha } \bigr)+\varPhi ^{s} \bigl(t^{\alpha } \bigr)\leq 2\varPsi ^{s} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2} \biggr). \end{aligned}$$

Multiplying both sides of (17) and (18) by \(\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} (\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } )^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha \beta -1}\), \(t\in (0,x)\), and integrating the resultant inequalities from 0 to x, we get

$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r}(x^{\alpha })}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0} ^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{ \alpha \beta -1} \,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha \beta -1}\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{ \alpha }-t^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\qquad {}+\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{ \alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha \beta -1}\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(t^{ \alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{2\varPhi ^{r}(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2})}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t ^{\alpha \beta -1}\,dt \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s}(x^{\alpha })}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0} ^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{ \alpha \beta -1} \,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha \beta -1}\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{ \alpha }-t^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\qquad {}+\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{ \alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha \beta -1}\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(t^{ \alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{2\varPsi ^{s}(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2})}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t ^{\alpha \beta -1}\,dt. \end{aligned}$$

Taking \(x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }=y^{\alpha }\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha \beta -1}\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt ={}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\alpha \beta -1}\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt ={}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

Thus the use of (19) and (21) yields

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl(\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigl(^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \\ &\quad \leq 2 \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta - \alpha }\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigr)\leq 2\varPhi ^{r} \biggl( \frac{x^{\alpha }}{2} \biggr) \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{ \alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

Similarly, the use of (20) and (22) yields

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl(\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigl(^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) &\leq 2 \bigl( {}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigr) \\ & \leq 2\varPsi ^{s} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2} \biggr) \bigl( {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

From inequalities (23) and (24), it follows that

$$\begin{aligned} &\bigl(\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigl(\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x ^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{2} \\ &\quad \leq 4 \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \varPhi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigr) \bigl( {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x ^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

Since Φ and Ψ are positive functions, therefore for any \(x>0\), \(\alpha >0\), \(r\geq 1\), and \(s\geq 1\), we have

$$ \biggl(\frac{\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r}(x^{\alpha })}{2} \biggr)^{\frac{1}{r}} \geq 2^{-1} \bigl(\varPhi (0)+\varPhi \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) $$


$$ \biggl(\frac{\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s}(x^{\alpha })}{2} \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}} \geq 2^{-1} \bigl(\varPsi (0)+\varPsi \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr). $$

Hence, it follows that

$$ \biggl(\frac{\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r}(x^{\alpha })}{2} \biggr) \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(t^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)\geq 2^{-r} \bigl(\varPhi (0)+\varPhi \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{r} \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(t^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) $$


$$ \biggl(\frac{\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s}(x^{\alpha })}{2} \biggr) \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(t^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)\geq 2^{-s} \bigl(\varPsi (0)+\varPsi \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{s} \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(t^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr). $$

From inequalities (28) and (29), we obtain

$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{ (\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r}(x^{\alpha }) ) (\varPsi ^{s}(0)+ \varPsi ^{s}(x^{\alpha }) )}{4} \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(t ^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{2} \\ &\quad \geq 2^{-r-s} \bigl(\varPhi (0)+\varPhi \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{r} \bigl(\varPsi (0)+ \varPsi \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{s} \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(t ^{\alpha \beta -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{2}. \end{aligned}$$

Thus, by combining (25) and (30), we get the desired result. □

Theorem 2.5

Let \(\beta , \mu , \alpha >0\), \(\beta , \mu \in \mathbb{C}\), \(r>1\), \(s>1\), and let Φ, Ψ be two positive functions on \([0,\infty )\). If \(\varPhi ^{r}\) and \(\varPsi ^{s}\) are two concave functions on \([0,\infty )\), then we have the following inequality:

$$\begin{aligned} &2^{2-r-s} \bigl(\varPhi (0)+\varPhi (x) \bigr)^{r} \bigl(\varPsi (0)+\varPsi (x) \bigr)^{s} \bigl({}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{2} \\ &\quad \leq \biggl[\frac{\varGamma (\mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )}{}^{\mu } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{ \alpha } \bigr) \bigr)+{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\mu \alpha - \alpha } \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \biggr] \\ &\qquad {}\times \biggl[\frac{\varGamma (\mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )}{}^{\mu } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{ \alpha } \bigr) \bigr)+{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\mu \alpha - \alpha } \varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \biggr]. \end{aligned}$$


Multiplying both sides of inequalities (17) and (18) by \(\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} (\frac{x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } )^{\beta -1}t^{\mu \alpha -1}\), \(t\in (0,x)\) and then integrating the resultant inequalities with respect to t from 0 to x, we have

$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r}(x^{\alpha })}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0} ^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{ \mu \alpha -1}\,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\mu \alpha -1} \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{ \alpha }-t^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\qquad {}+\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x ^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\mu \alpha -1} \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(t^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{2\varPhi ^{r}(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2})}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t ^{\mu \alpha -1}\,dt \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s}(x^{\alpha })}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0} ^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{ \mu \alpha -1}\,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\mu \alpha -1} \varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{ \alpha }-t^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\qquad {}+\frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x ^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\mu \alpha -1} \varPsi ^{s} \bigl(t^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt \\ &\quad \leq \frac{2\varPsi ^{s}(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2})}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t ^{\mu \alpha -1}\,dt. \end{aligned}$$

Now, using \(x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }=y^{\alpha }\), we have

$$ \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\mu \alpha -1} \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt =\frac{\varGamma (\mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )} {}^{\mu } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{ \alpha } \bigr) \bigr) $$


$$ \frac{1}{\varGamma (\beta )} \int _{0}^{x} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }-t^{\alpha }}{\alpha } \biggr)^{\beta -1}t^{\mu \alpha -1} \varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha }-t ^{\alpha } \bigr)\,dt =\frac{\varGamma (\mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )} {}^{\mu } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{ \alpha } \bigr) \bigr). $$

Thus, from (32) and (34), we can write

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl(\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr){}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr) &\leq \frac{\varGamma ( \mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )}{} ^{\mu }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) +{}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha }\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \\ &\leq 2\varPhi ^{r} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2} \biggr) {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{ \alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

Similarly, from inequalities (33) and (35), we obtain

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl(\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr){}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr) &\leq \frac{\varGamma ( \mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )}{} ^{\mu }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) +{}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \\ &\leq 2\varPsi ^{s} \biggl(\frac{x^{\alpha }}{2} \biggr) {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{ \alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

From (36) and (37), it follows that

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl(\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigl(\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x ^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \bigl({}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{2} \\ &\quad \leq \biggl[\frac{\varGamma (\mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )}{}^{\mu } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{ \alpha } \bigr) \bigr) +{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \biggr] \\ & \qquad {}\times\biggl[\frac{\varGamma (\mu )}{\varGamma (\beta )}{}^{\mu }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \beta -\alpha }\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) + {}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x ^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr) \biggr]. \end{aligned}$$

Since Φ and Ψ are positive functions, therefore for any \(x>0\), \(\alpha >0\), \(r\geq 1\), \(s\geq 1\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r}(x^{\alpha })}{2}{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr)\geq 2^{-r} \bigl( \varPhi ^{r}(0)+ \varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{r}{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x ^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr) \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{\varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s}(x^{\alpha })}{2}{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I} ^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr)\geq 2^{-s} \bigl( \varPsi ^{s}(0)+ \varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{s}{}^{\beta }\mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x ^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

Thus from (39) and (40) it follows that

$$\begin{aligned} &\frac{ (\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r}(x^{\alpha }) ) (\varPsi ^{s}(0)+ \varPsi ^{s}(x^{\alpha }) )}{4} \bigl[ {}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr]^{2} \\ &\quad \geq 2^{-r-s} \bigl(\varPhi ^{r}(0)+\varPhi ^{r} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{r} \bigl( \varPsi ^{s}(0)+\varPsi ^{s} \bigl(x^{\alpha } \bigr) \bigr)^{s} \bigl[{}^{\beta } \mathfrak{I}^{\alpha } \bigl(x^{\alpha \mu -\alpha } \bigr) \bigr]^{2}. \end{aligned}$$

Combining inequalities (38) and (41), we get the desired proof. □

Remark 1

Letting \(\beta =\mu \) in Theorem 2.5, we obtain Theorem 2.4.

3 Concluding remarks

In this paper, we established Minkowski and Hermite–Hadamard inequalities for conformable fractional integral operator. If we consider \(\alpha =1\) throughout the paper, then the obtained results will reduce to the said inequalities obtained by Dahmani [2]. Similarly, if we consider \(\alpha =\beta =1\), then all the results will lead to the classical inequalities obtained by [1].


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Nisar, K.S., Tassaddiq, A., Rahman, G. et al. Some inequalities via fractional conformable integral operators. J Inequal Appl 2019, 217 (2019).

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