For a given graph G = (V, E), the degree mean rate of an edge uv ¿ E is a half of the quotient between the geometric and arithmetic means of its end-vertex degrees d(u) and d(v). In this note, we derive tight bounds for the Randic index of G in terms of its maximum and minimum degree mean rates over its edges. As a consequence, we prove the known conjecture that the average distance is bounded above by the Randic index for graphs with
order n large enough, when the minimum degree d is greater t...