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Copyright © 2009 Wu-Sheng Wang and Xiaoliang Zhou. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We establish a general form of sum-difference inequality in two variables, which includes both more than two distinct nonlinear sums without an assumption of monotonicity and a nonconstant term outside the sums. We employ a technique of
monotonization and use a property of stronger monotonicity to give an estimate for the unknown function. Our result enables us to solve those discrete inequalities considered in the work of W.-S. Cheung (2006). Furthermore, we apply our result to a boundary value problem of a partial difference equation for boundedness, uniqueness,
and continuous dependence.