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# Suppose that $f$ and $g$ are continuous on $[a, b]$ and differentiable on $(a, b)$. Suppose also that $f(a) = g(a)$ and $f'(x) \leqslant g'(x)$ for $a < x < b$. Prove that $f(b) < g(b)$. [Hint: Apply the Mean Value Theorem to the function $h = f - g$.]

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