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The function l(ε ) := lim inf x→∞ F(x(1 + ε )) F(x) decreases in ε > 0, due to the monotonicity of F. 46) implies that there exists a positive δ such that l(ε ) ≤ 1 − 2δ for any ε > 0. Hence, for any positive integer n, we can find xn such that F(xn (1 + 1/n)) ≤ (1 − δ )F(xn ) Without loss of generality we may assume the sequence {xn } to be increasing. Now put h(x) = x/n for x ∈ [xn , xn+1 ). Then h(x) = o(x) as x → ∞. However, lim inf x→∞ F(x + h(x)) F(xn + h(xn )) ≤ lim inf n→∞ F(x) F(xn ) = lim inf n→∞ F(xn (1 + 1/n)) F(xn ) ≤ 1−δ, which contradicts the o(x)-insensitivity of F.

For the lognormal distribution, one can take h(x) = o(x/ ln x) in order to have h-insensitivity. For the 1−α ). Weibull distribution with parameter α ∈ (0, 1), one can √take h(x) = o(x In many practical situations, the class of so-called x-insensitive distributions – those which are h-insensitive for the function h(x) = x1/2 – is of special interest. Among these are intermediate regularly-varying distributions (in particular regularly-varying distributions), lognormal distributions and Weibull distributions with shape parameter α < 1/2.

In the case where we do not have h(x) < x/2 for all x, small variations are required to the above proof. If F is subexponential, then we may consider instead ˆ ˆ the function hˆ given by h(x) = min(h(x), x/2). 3) holds with h replaced by h, and so also in its original form. 4), which does not affect the argument. 6 implies that, as in the case of non-negative subexponential summands, the most probable way for large deviations of the sum ξ1 + ξ2 to occur is that one summand is small and the other is large; for (very) large x, the main contribution to the probability P{ξ1 + ξ2 > x} is made by the probabilities of the events {ξ1 + ξ2 > x, ξi ≤ h(x)} for i = 1, 2.