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Fixed point results for weak contractions in partially ordered b-metric space



We explore the existence of a fixed point as well as the uniqueness of a mapping in an ordered b-metric space using a generalized \(({\check{\psi }}, \hat{\eta })\)-weak contraction. In addition, some results are posed on a coincidence point and a coupled coincidence point of two mappings under the same contraction condition. These findings generalize and build on a few recent studies in the literature. At the end, we provided some examples to back up our findings.


In partially ordered b-metric spaces, it is discussed how to obtain a fixed point and its uniqueness of a mapping, and also investigated the existence of a coincidence point and a coupled coincidence point for two mappings that satisfying generalized weak contraction conditions.


In a wide range of pure and applied mathematics problems, fixed points of mappings that satisfy contractive conditions in extended metric spaces are extremely useful. First, Ran and Reuings [32] described the existence of fixed points in this direction for certain maps in ordered metric space and exhibited matrix linear equations applications. Following that, Nieto et al. [28, 29] expanded the result of [32] to nondecreasing mappings and used their findings to obtain differential equations solutions. Agarwal et al. [3] and O’Regan et al. [30] examined the influence of generalized contractions in ordered spaces at the same time. Bhaskar and Lakshmikantham [11] first developed coupled fixed point theory for some maps, then used the results to find a unique solution to periodic boundary value problems. Following that, Lakshmikantham and Ćirić [22], which were the extensions of [11] involving monotone property to a function in the space, pioneered the idea of coupled coincidence, common fixed point results. [19, 25, 34,35,36,37] provide additional information on coupled fixed point effects in various spaces under various contractive conditions.

A b-metric space is one of several generalizations of a standard metric space proposed by Bakhtin in his work [9], and widely used by Czerwik in his work [14, 15]. Following that, a lot of progress was made in acquiring the results of fixed points to single valued as well as multi-valued operators in the space, as evidenced by [1, 2, 4,5,6,7,8, 10, 13, 16,17,18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31, 38,39,40,41].

We demonstrate some fixed points results for mappings in ordered b-metric space that satisfy a generalized weak contraction in this paper. The results from [10, 11, 19, 22, 33] are expanded here as well as some examples noted to support the findings at the end of our work.


The following definitions are subsequently used in our study.

Definition 2.1

[15] A b-metric is a mapping \(\eth : \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \rightarrow [0, +\infty )\) that satisfies the properties below for all \(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta \) in \(\mathscr {E}\) and some \(\mathrm {s} \ge 1\),

  1. (a)

    \(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )=0\) if and if \(\varepsilon =\wp \),

  2. (b)

    \(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )=\eth (\wp ,\varepsilon )\),

  3. (c)

    \(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp ) \le \mathrm {s} \left( \eth (\varepsilon ,\zeta )+\eth (\zeta ,\wp )\right) \).

A b-metric space is specified as \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\mathrm {s})\).

Example 2.2

The space \(L_q[0,1]\), where \(0<q<1\) of all real functions \(f(t), t \in [0,1]\) such that \(\int _{0}^{1}|f(t)|^qdt<\infty \) is a b-metric space if we take \(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )=\int _{0}^{1}(|f(t)-g(t)|^qdt)^{\frac{1}{q}}\), for all \(\varepsilon ,\wp \in L_q[0,1]\).

Note 2.3

Every metric space is a b-metric space with \(\mathrm {s}=1\), but in general a b-metric space need not necessarily be a metric space, as in below example 2.4 is b-metric space but not a metric space. Thus, the class of b-metric spaces is larger than the class of metric spaces.

Example 2.4

Let \(\mathscr {E}=\mathbb {R}\) and define the mapping \(\eth :\mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathbb {R}^+\) by \(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )=\left| \varepsilon -\wp \right| ^2\), for all \(\varepsilon ,\wp \in \mathscr {E}\). Then \((\mathscr {E},\eth )\) is a b-metric space with coefficient \(\mathrm {s}=2\).

The generalization of the above Example 2.4 is as follows:

Example 2.5

Let \(({\mathscr {E}},d)\) be a metric space and \(q\ge 1\) be a given real number. Then \(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )=\left[ d(\varepsilon ,\wp )\right] ^q\) is a b-metric on \(\mathscr {E}\) with parameter \(\mathrm {s}\le 2^{q-1}\).

Definition 2.6

[10, 15] In a b-metric space,

  1. (1)

    if \(\eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon )\rightarrow 0\) as \(n \rightarrow +\infty \) then \( \{\varepsilon _n \}\) is said to be convergent to \(\varepsilon \).

  2. (2)

    if \(\eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon _m) \rightarrow 0\) as \(n,m \rightarrow +\infty \) then \(\{\varepsilon _n\}\) is a Cauchy sequence.

  3. (3)

    if \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\mathrm {s})\) is a complete b-metric space then very Cauchy sequence is convergent.

Definition 2.7

[15, 33] If \(\mathscr {E}\) is a partial ordered set with respect to an ordered relation \(\preceq \) and \(\eth \) is a metric on it, then \(({\mathscr {E}},\eth ,\preceq )\) is a partially ordered metric space. \(({\mathscr {E}},\eth ,\preceq )\) is complete partially ordered b-metric space, despite the fact that \(\eth \) is complete.

Definition 2.8

[33] Let \({\mathscr {h}}: {\mathscr {E}} \rightarrow {\mathscr {E}}\) be a mapping. If \({\mathscr {h}}(\varepsilon )\preceq {\mathscr {h}}(\wp )\) for all \(\varepsilon ,\wp \in {\mathscr {E}}\) with \(\varepsilon \preceq \wp \), then \({\mathscr {h}}\) is called monotone nondecreasing mapping.

Definition 2.9

[12] Let \({\mathscr {h}},{\mathscr {I}}: {\mathscr {A}}\rightarrow {\mathscr {A}}\) be two mappings, and \( {\mathscr{A}}\ne \emptyset \subseteq \mathscr {E}\). If \({\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon ={\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon =\varepsilon ~({\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon ={\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon )\) for \(\varepsilon \in {\mathscr {A}}\), then \(\varepsilon \) is called a common fixed point (coincidence point) of \({\mathscr {h}}\) and \({\mathscr {I}}\).

Definition 2.10

[12] If \({\mathscr {h}}{\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon ={\mathscr {I}}{\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon \) for all \(\varepsilon \in {\mathscr {A}}\), then \({\mathscr {h}}\) and \({\mathscr {I}}\) are commuting.

Definition 2.11

[12, 33] The two self mappings \({\mathscr {h}}\) and \({\mathscr {I}}\) are known to be compatible, if \(\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty } d({\mathscr {I}}{\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon _n,{\mathscr {h}}{\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon _n) =0\) for every sequence \(\{\varepsilon _n\}\) in \({\mathscr {E}}\) such that \(\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }{\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon _n= \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }{\mathscr {I}}{\mathscr {\varepsilon }}_n =\mu ,~ \text {for some}~ \mu \in {\mathscr {A}}\).

Definition 2.12

[12, 33] If \({\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon ={\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon \) for some \(\varepsilon \in {\mathscr {A}}\), then \({\mathscr {h}}{\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon ={\mathscr {I}}{\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon \), the mappings \({\mathscr {h}}\) and \({\mathscr {I}}\) are called weakly compatible.

Definition 2.13

[33] If \({\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon \preceq {\mathscr {h}}\wp \) implies \({\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon \preceq {\mathscr {I}}\wp \) for each \(\varepsilon ,\wp \in {\mathscr {E}}\), then the mapping \({\mathscr {I}}\) is called monotone \({\mathscr {h}}\)-nondecreasing.

Definition 2.14

[11] Let \({\mathscr {I}}: {\mathscr {E}} \times {\mathscr {E}} \rightarrow {\mathscr {E}}\) and \({\mathscr {h}}: {\mathscr {E}} \rightarrow {\mathscr {E}}\) are two mappings,

  1. (a)

    a point \((\varepsilon ,\wp ) \in {\mathscr {E}} \times {\mathscr {E}}\) is coupled coincidence point of \({\mathscr {I}}\) and \({\mathscr {h}}\), if \({\mathscr {I}}(\varepsilon ,\wp )={\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon \) and \({\mathscr {I}}(\wp ,\varepsilon )={\mathscr {h}}\wp \). In particular, if \({\mathscr {h}}\) is an identity mapping, then \((\varepsilon ,\wp )\) is a coupled fixed point of \({\mathscr {I}}\).

  2. (b)

    a point \(\varepsilon \in {\mathscr {E}}\) is a common fixed point of \({\mathscr {I}}\) and \({\mathscr {h}}\), if \({\mathscr {I}}(\varepsilon ,\varepsilon )={\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon =\varepsilon \).

  3. (c)

    if \({\mathscr {I}}({\mathscr {h}}\varepsilon ,{\mathscr {h}}\wp )={\mathscr {h}}({\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon ,{\mathscr {I}}\wp )\) for all \(\varepsilon , \wp \in {\mathscr {E}}\), then \({\mathscr {I}}\) and \({\mathscr {h}}\) are commuting each other.

  4. (d)

    If every two elements of \({\mathscr {A}} \subseteq {\mathscr {E}}\) are comparable, then the set \({\mathscr {A}}\) is called a well ordered set.

Definition 2.15

A self mapping \(\check{\psi }\) on \([0, +\infty )\) that meets the conditions below is known as an altering distance function:

  1. (a)

    \(\check{\psi }\) is a non-decreasing and continuous function,

  2. (b)

    \(\check{\psi }(\ell )=0\) if and only if \(\ell =0\).

As seen above, the symbol \(\hat{\Phi }\) represents the set of all altering distance functions.

Similarly, \(\hat{\Psi }: \{\hat{\eta }|\hat{\eta }~ {is ~a ~lower ~semi{\text{-}}continuous~ self~ mapping~ on}~[0, +\infty )~ \text {and,}~ \hat{\eta }(\ell )=0~ \text {if and only if}~ \ell =0\}\).

The presented lemmas under here are frequently used in our main results.

Lemma 2.16

[27] Let \({\mathscr {h}}: {\mathscr {E}}\rightarrow {\mathscr {E}}\) be a mapping, and \({\mathscr {E}}\ne \emptyset \). Then \({\mathscr {M}} \subseteq {\mathscr {E}}\) occurs, resulting in \({\mathscr {h}}{\mathscr {M}}={\mathscr {h}}{\mathscr {E}}\), where \({\mathscr {h}}:{\mathscr {M}} \rightarrow {\mathscr {E}}\) is one-to-one.

Lemma 2.17

[4] Let \(\{\varepsilon _n \} \) and \(\{\wp _n\}\) be two sequences and b-convergent to \(\varepsilon \) and \(\wp \) in a b-metric space \(({\mathscr {E}},\eth ,\mathrm {s},\preceq )\), where \(\mathrm {s}>1\). Then

$$\begin{aligned} \frac{1}{\mathrm {s}^2}\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )\le \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty } \inf \eth (\varepsilon _n,\wp _n) \le \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty } \sup \eth (\varepsilon _n,\wp _n)\le \mathrm {s}^2 \eth (\varepsilon ,\wp ). \end{aligned}$$

In particular, if \(\varepsilon =\wp \), then \(\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty } \eth (\varepsilon _n,\wp _n)=0\). In addition, for every \(\tau \in \mathscr {E}\), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \frac{1}{\mathrm {s}}\eth (\varepsilon ,\tau )\le \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty } \inf \eth (\varepsilon _n,\tau ) \le \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty } \sup \eth (\varepsilon _n,\tau )\le \mathrm {s} d(\varepsilon ,\tau ). \end{aligned}$$

Main results

We start this section with the following fixed point theorem in an ordered b-metric space.

Theorem 3.1

Suppose \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\mathrm {s},\preceq )\) is a complete partially ordered b-metric space with \(\mathrm {s} > 1\). A mapping \({\mathscr {I}}:{\mathscr {E}} \rightarrow {\mathscr {E}}\) is continuous and nondecreasing with respect to \(\preceq \). If \(\varepsilon _0 \in {\mathscr {E}}\) is such that \(\varepsilon _0 \preceq {\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon _0\) and the following contraction condition is fulfilled, then \({\mathscr {I}}\) has a fixed point in \({\mathscr {E}}\).

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }({\mathrm {s}}\eth ({\mathscr {I} }\varepsilon ,{\mathscr {I}} \wp ))\le \check{\psi }({\mathscr {P}}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))-{\hat{\eta }}({\mathscr {P}}(\varepsilon ,\wp )), \end{aligned}$$

for \(\check{\psi } \in \hat{\Phi }, \hat{\eta } \in \hat{\Psi }\) and for any \(\varepsilon ,\wp \in {\mathscr {E}}\) such that \(\varepsilon \preceq \wp \) and where

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )=\max \left\{ \frac{\eth (\wp ,\mathscr {I}\wp ) \left[ 1+\eth (\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\varepsilon )\right] }{1+\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )},\frac{\eth (\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )+\eth (\wp ,\mathscr {I}\varepsilon )}{2s}, \eth (\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ),\eth (\wp ,\mathscr {I}\wp ),\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )\right\} . \end{aligned}$$


For some \(\varepsilon _0 \in \mathscr {E}\) with \(\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _0=\varepsilon _0\), then the result is trivial. Assuming that \(\varepsilon _0 \prec \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _0\), we describe a sequence \(\{\varepsilon _n\} \subset \mathscr {E}\) by \(\varepsilon _{n+1}=\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n\) for all \(n\ge 0\). However, we can deduce the following as \(\mathscr {I}\) is nondecreasing,

$$\begin{aligned} \varepsilon _0 \prec \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _0=\varepsilon _1\preceq \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _1=\varepsilon _2\preceq ...\preceq \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _{n-1}=\varepsilon _n \preceq \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n=\varepsilon _{n+1}\preceq .....~. \end{aligned}$$

If \(\varepsilon _{n_0}=\varepsilon _{n_0+1}\) for \(n_0\in \mathbb {N}\), then \(\varepsilon _{n_0}\) is a fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\) from (3). Otherwise, for all \( n \ge 1\), \(\varepsilon _n \ne \varepsilon _{n+1}\). For \( n \ge 1\), let \(D_n=\eth (\varepsilon _{n+1},\varepsilon _n)\). We know that for every \(n \ge 1\), \( \varepsilon _{n-1}\prec \varepsilon _n\) and, then the equation (1) becomes

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(D_n)=\check{\psi }(\eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon _{n+1}))&= \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _{n-1},\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n))\le \check{\psi }(\mathrm {s}\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _{n-1},\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n))\\ {}&\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon _{n-1},\varepsilon _n))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon _{n-1},\varepsilon _n)). \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

From (4), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon _{n+1})= \eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _{n-1},\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n)\le \frac{1}{\mathscr {s}} \mathscr {P}(\varepsilon _{n-1},\varepsilon _n), \end{aligned}$$


$${\mathscr{P}}({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\varepsilon _n}) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth({\varepsilon _n},{\mathscr{I}}{\varepsilon _n})\left[ {1 + \eth({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\mathscr{I}}{\varepsilon _{n - 1}})} \right]}}{{1 + \eth({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\varepsilon _n})}},\frac{{\eth({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\mathscr{I}}{\varepsilon _n}) + \eth({\varepsilon _n},{\mathscr{I}}{\varepsilon _{n - 1}})}}{{2s}},{\mkern 1mu} \eth({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\mathscr{I}}{\varepsilon _{n - 1}}),\eth({\varepsilon _n},{\mathscr{I}}{\varepsilon _n}),\eth({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\varepsilon _n})} \right\} \leqslant \max \left\{ {\eth({\varepsilon _n},{\varepsilon _{n + 1}}),\frac{{\eth({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\varepsilon _n}) + \eth({\varepsilon _n},{\varepsilon _{n + 1}})}}{2},\eth({\varepsilon _{n - 1}},{\varepsilon _n})} \right\} \leqslant \max \{ {D_n},{D_{n - 1}}\} .$$

If \(\max \{D_n,D_{n-1}\}= D_n\) for certain \(n \ge 1 \), equation (5) is then accompanied by

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon _{n+1})\le \frac{1}{\mathscr {s}} \eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon _{n+1}), \end{aligned}$$

this is a contradiction. Thus, \(\max \{D_n,D_{n-1}\}= D_{n-1}\) for \(n \ge 1 \). Hence, equation (5) becomes

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon _{n+1})\le \frac{1}{\mathscr {s}} \eth (\varepsilon _n,\varepsilon _{n-1}). \end{aligned}$$

Since \(\frac{1}{\mathscr {s}}\in (0,1)\), then \(\{\varepsilon _n\}\) is a Cauchy sequence from [1, 6, 8, 18]. Also, the completeness of \(\mathscr {E}\) gives that \(\varepsilon _n \rightarrow \mu \in \mathscr {E}\).

We may also deduce the following from the continuity of \(\mathscr {I}\),

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {I}\mu =\mathscr {I}(\lim \limits _{n\rightarrow +\infty }\varepsilon _n)=\lim \limits _{n\rightarrow +\infty }\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n=\lim \limits _{n\rightarrow +\infty }\varepsilon _{n+1}=\mu . \end{aligned}$$

As a result, \(\mathscr {I}\) in \(\mathscr {E}\) has a fixed point \(\mu \). \( \square \)

The continuity assumption on \(\mathscr {I}\) is extracted from Theorem 3.1 and used to derive the following theorem.

Theorem 3.2

In Theorem 3.1, if \(\mathscr {E}\) satisfies below condition, then \(\mathscr {I}\) has a fixed point.

$$\begin{aligned} &{\text {If a non-decreasing sequence}} \ \{\varepsilon _n\} \subseteq { {\mathscr{E}}} \ {\text{and}}\, \varepsilon _n\rightarrow \sigma \ {\text {then}} \ \varepsilon _n \le \sigma ,\\ &{\text {for each}} \ n \in {\mathbb {N}}, \ {\text {i.e.,}} \ \sigma =\sup \varepsilon _n. \end{aligned} $$


We have an increasing sequence \(\{\varepsilon _n\} \subseteq \mathscr {E} \) that eventually converges to some \(\sigma \in \mathscr {E}\) as a result of Theorem 3.1. But by the hypotheses for all n, \(\varepsilon _n \preceq \sigma \), which means that \(\sigma =\sup \varepsilon _n\).

We can now assert that \(\sigma \) is a fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\). Assume that \(\mathscr {I}\sigma \ne \sigma \). Let

$$\mathscr{P}(\varepsilon _{n} ,\sigma ) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(\sigma ,\mathscr{I}\sigma )\left[ {1 + \eth(\varepsilon _{n} ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon _{n} )} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(\varepsilon _{n} ,\sigma )}},\frac{{\eth(\varepsilon _{n} ,{\mathscr{I}}\sigma ) + \eth(\sigma ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon _{n} )}}{{2s}},\,\eth(\varepsilon _{n} ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon _{n} ),\eth(\sigma ,{\mathscr{I}}\sigma ),\eth(\varepsilon _{n} ,\sigma )} \right\} $$

then taking limit as \(n\rightarrow +\infty \) in the equation (9) and making use of \(\lim \limits _{n\rightarrow +\infty }\varepsilon _n=\sigma \), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon _n, \sigma )= \max \{\eth (\sigma ,\mathscr {I}\sigma ),0\}=\eth (\sigma ,\mathscr {I}\sigma ). \end{aligned}$$

Since, \(\varepsilon _n \preceq \sigma \) for each n, then we obtain the following from equations (1) and (9)

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\varepsilon _{n+1}, \mathscr {I}\sigma ))=\check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n, \mathscr {I}\sigma ))\le \check{\psi }(s \eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n, \mathscr {I}\sigma ))\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon _n, \sigma ))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon _n, \sigma )). \end{aligned}$$

Take limit as \(n \rightarrow +\infty \) in (11) and from equation (10) as well as the properties of \(\check{\psi }\), \(\hat{\eta }\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\sigma ,\mathscr {I}\sigma )) \le \check{\psi }(\eth (\sigma ,\mathscr {I}\sigma ))-\hat{\eta }(\eth (\sigma ,\mathscr {I}\sigma ))< \check{\psi }(\eth (\sigma ,\mathscr {I}\sigma )). \end{aligned}$$

This is a contradiction to \(\mathscr {I}\sigma \ne \sigma \). Hence, \(\mathscr {I}\sigma =\sigma \). \( \square \)

In the above theorems, the fixed point is unique if \(\mathscr {E}\) meets the following condition.

$$\begin{aligned} \text {There exists a}~\sigma ~ \text {in}~ \mathscr {E}~ \text {that is comparable to}~ \varepsilon ~ \text {and}~ \wp ,~ \text {for each} ~\varepsilon ,\wp \in \mathscr {E}. \end{aligned}$$

Theorem 3.3

If \(\mathscr {E}\) assumes the condition (13) in Theorem 3.1 & 3.2, then \(\mathscr {I}\) has a unique fixed point in \(\mathscr {E}\).


Theorems 3.1 & 3.2 show that the set of fixed points of \(\mathscr {I}\) is nonempty. Assume \(\varepsilon ^*\ne \wp ^*\) are fixed points of \(\mathscr {I}\) to ensure uniqueness. Following that,

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ^*, \mathscr {I}\wp ^*)) \le \check{\psi }(s\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ^*, \mathscr {I}\wp ^*)) \le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ^*, \wp ^*))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ^*, \wp ^*)), \end{aligned}$$


$${\mathscr{P}}(\varepsilon ^{*} ,\wp ^{*} ) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(\wp ^{*} ,{\mathscr{I}}\wp ^{*} )\left[ {1 + \eth(\varepsilon ^{*} ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon ^{*} )} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(\varepsilon ^{*} ,\wp ^{*} )}},\,\frac{{\eth(\varepsilon ^{*} ,{\mathscr{I}}\wp ^{*} ) + \eth(\wp ^{*} ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon ^{*} )}}{{2s}},\,\eth(\varepsilon ^{*} ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon ^{*} ),\eth(\wp ^{*} ,{\mathscr{I}}\wp ^{*} ),\eth(\varepsilon ^{*} ,\wp ^{*} )} \right\}.{\text{ }} $$

Therefore from equations (14) and (15), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\varepsilon ^*, \wp ^*))=\check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ^*, \mathscr {I}\wp ^*)) \le \check{\psi }(\eth (\varepsilon ^*, \wp ^*))-\hat{\eta }(\eth (\varepsilon ^*, \wp ^*))< \check{\psi }(\eth (\varepsilon ^*, \wp ^*)), \end{aligned}$$

this contradicts to \(\varepsilon ^*\ne \wp ^*\). Hence, \(\varepsilon ^*= \wp ^*\). \( \square \)

Now, we have the below corollary from Theorems 3.1 to 3.3.

Corollary 3.4

Let \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\preceq )\) be a partially ordered b-metric space. Suppose the mappings \(\mathscr {I},\mathscr {h}: \mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\) are continuous such that

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }({\mathrm {s}} \eth ({\mathscr {I}}\varepsilon ,{\mathscr {I}}\wp ))\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_{\mathscr {h}}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))-\hat{\eta }({\mathscr {P}}_{\mathscr {h}}(\varepsilon ,\wp )), \end{aligned}$$

for every \(\varepsilon , \wp \) \(\in {\mathscr {E}}\) with \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon \preceq \mathscr {h}\wp \), \(\mathrm {s}>1\), \(\check{\psi } \in \hat{\Phi }\), \(\hat{\eta } \in \hat{\Psi }\) and, where

$${\mathscr{P}}_{h} (\varepsilon ,\wp ) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(h\wp ,{\mathscr{I}}\wp )\left[ {1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon )} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,h\wp )}},\frac{{\eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\wp ) + \eth(h\wp ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon )}}{{2s}},\eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\varepsilon ),\eth(h\wp ,{\mathscr{I}}\wp ),\eth(h\varepsilon ,h\wp )} \right\}.{\text{ }} $$

\(\mathscr {I}\mathscr {E} \subset \mathscr {h}\mathscr {E}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\mathscr {E} \subseteq \mathscr {E}\) is complete,


\(\mathscr {I}\) is monotone \(\mathscr {h}\)-non-decreasing and


\(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) are compatible.

If for some \(\varepsilon _0 \in \mathscr {E}\) such that \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0 \preceq \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _0\), then a pair of mappings \((\mathscr {I},\mathscr {h})\) has a coincidence point in \(\mathscr {E}\).


By Lemma 2.16, there exists \(\mathscr {M} \subset \mathscr {E}\) such that \(\mathscr {h} \mathscr {M} = \mathscr {h}\mathscr {E}\) and \(\mathscr {h}: \mathscr {M} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\) is one-to-one. Now define a map \(\mathscr {k}: \mathscr {h}\mathscr {M} \rightarrow \mathscr {h}\mathscr {M}\) by \(\mathscr {k}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon )=\mathscr {I}\varepsilon \), \(\varepsilon \in \mathscr {M}\). Since \(\mathscr {h}\) is one-to-one on \(\mathscr {M}\), \(\mathscr {k}\) is well defined. Then, \(\mathscr {h} \mathscr {M} = \mathscr {h}\mathscr {E}\) is complete and then (17) becomes

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s \eth (\mathscr {k}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ),\mathscr {k}(\mathscr {h}\wp )))\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp )), \end{aligned}$$

for every \(\varepsilon \),\(\wp \) \(\in \mathscr {E}\) with \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon \preceq \mathscr {h}\wp \) and, where

$$ {\mathscr{P}}_{h} (\varepsilon ,\wp ) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(h\wp ,k\eth(h\wp ))\left[ {1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,k\eth(h\varepsilon ))} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,h\wp )}},\frac{{\eth(h\varepsilon ,k\eth(h\wp )) + \eth(h\wp ,k\eth(h\varepsilon ))}}{{2s}},\,\eth(h\varepsilon ,k\eth(h\varepsilon )),\eth(h\wp ,k\eth(h\wp )),\eth(h\varepsilon ,h\wp )} \right\}. $$

Let \(\varepsilon _0 \in \mathscr {M}\) such that \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0 \preceq \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _0=\mathscr {k}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0)\). Choose \(\varepsilon _1 \in \mathscr {M}\) such that \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _1 = \mathscr {I}\varepsilon _0=\mathscr {k}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0)\). By continuing this process, we obtain a sequence \(\{\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n\} \subset \mathscr {h}\mathscr {M}\) such that \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}=\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n=\mathscr {k}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n)\) for \(n\ge 0\). By using the similar argument as in the proof of Theorem 3.1, we obtain that \(\{\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n\} \subset \mathscr {h}\mathscr {M}\) is a b-Cauchy sequence. Since \(\mathscr {h}\mathscr {M}\) is complete, there exists \(\mathscr {v} \in \mathscr {h}\mathscr {M}\) such that \(\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n=\mathscr {v} \in \mathscr {h}\mathscr {E}\). Then

$$\begin{aligned} \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n=\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _{n-1}=\mathscr {v}. \end{aligned}$$

From the condition \((C_4)\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\eth (\mathscr {h}(\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n), \mathscr {I}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n))=0. \end{aligned}$$

Furthermore, the triangular inequality of b-metric, we have

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v},\mathscr {h}\mathscr {v})\le s\eth (\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v},\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n))+s^2 \eth (\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n), \mathscr {h}(\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n))+s^2\eth (\mathscr {h}(\mathscr {I}\varepsilon _n), \mathscr {h}\mathscr {v}). \end{aligned}$$

Taking \(n \rightarrow +\infty \) in (22) and the continuity of \(\mathscr {I}\), \(\mathscr {h}\) and (21), we get \(\eth (\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v},\mathscr {h}\mathscr {v})=0\). That is \(\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v}=\mathscr {h}\mathscr {v}\). Therefore, \(\mathscr {v}\) is a coincidence point of \(\mathscr {I}\), \(\mathscr {h}\).

The following result can get from Corollary 3.4 by weakening its hypotheses.

Corollary 3.5

If \(\mathscr {E}\) satisfies the following condition in Corollary 3.4,

$$\begin{aligned} &{\text{for very nondecreasing sequence}} \ \{\mathscr{h}\varepsilon _n\} \subseteq {\mathscr{E}} \ {\text{such that}} \ {\mathscr{h}}\varepsilon _n\rightarrow {\mathscr{h}}\sigma , \ {\text{then}} \\ {}&{\mathscr{h}}\varepsilon _n \le {\mathscr{h}}\sigma ~ (n \ge 0),\ {\text{i.e.,}} \ {\mathscr{h}}\sigma =\sup {\mathscr{h}}\varepsilon _n. \end{aligned}$$

then, if \(\mathscr {h}\mu \preceq \mathscr {h}(\mathscr {h}\mu )\) for some coincidence point \(\mu \), a coincidence point exists for the weakly compatible mappings \((\mathscr {I}, \mathscr {h})\). Moreover, \((\mathscr {I}, \mathscr {h})\) has only one common fixed point if and only if the set of common fixed points is well ordered. \( \square \)


A pair of mappings \((\mathscr {I}, \mathscr {h})\) has a coincidence point, according to Theorem 3.3 and Corollary 3.4.

Next, assume that a pair of mappings \((\mathscr {I}, \mathscr {h})\) is weakly compatible. Let \(\mathscr {v}\in \mathscr {E}\) be a point with \(\mathscr {v}=\mathscr {I}\mu =\mathscr {h}\mu \). Then, \(\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v}=\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {h}\mu )=\mathscr {h}(\mathscr {I}\mu )=\mathscr {h} \mathscr {v}\).


$$ {\mathscr{P}}_{\mathscr{h}} (\mu ,v) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(hv,Iv)\left[ {1 + \eth(h\mu ,I\mu )} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(h\mu ,hv)}},\frac{{\eth(h\mu ,Iv) + \eth(hv,I\mu )}}{{2s}},\,\,\eth(h\mu ,I\mu ),\eth(hv,Iv),\eth(h\mu ,hv)} \right\} = \max \left\{ {0,\frac{{\eth(I\mu ,Iv)}}{s},\eth(I\mu ,Iv)} \right\} = \eth(I\mu ,Iv).{\text{ }} $$

Thus from equation (17), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {I}\mu ,\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v})) \le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\mu ,\mathscr {v}))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h} (\mu , \mathscr {v})) \le \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {I}\mu ,\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v}))-\hat{\eta }(\eth (\mathscr {I}\mu ,\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v})). \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

By the property of \(\hat{\eta }\), we get \(\eth (\mathscr {I}\mu ,\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v})=0\) implies that \(\mathscr {I}\mathscr {v}=\mathscr {h}\mathscr {v}=\mathscr {v}\).

Finally, we can deduce from Theorem 3.3 that \((\mathscr {I}, \mathscr {h})\) has only one common fixed point if and only if the common fixed points of \((\mathscr {I}, \mathscr {h})\) is well ordered. \({\square}\)

Remark 3.6

Theorems 3.1 to 3.3 are respectively the extension of Theorems 2.1,.2.2 & 2.3 of [27].

Remark 3.7

Corollaries 3.4 & 3.5 are the generalizations of Corollaries 2.1 & 2.2 of [12] respectively.

Definition 3.8

Consider a partially ordered b-metric space, \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\preceq )\). A mapping \(\mathscr {I}:\mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\) is known to be a generalized \((\check{\psi },\hat{\eta })\)-contractive mapping with regards to \(\mathscr {h}:\mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\), if

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ),\mathscr {I}(\zeta ,\mathfrak {I})))\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I}))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I})), \end{aligned}$$

for all \(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I}\in \mathscr {E}\) with \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon \preceq \mathscr {h} \zeta \) and \(\mathscr {h}\wp \succeq \mathscr {h} \mathfrak {I}\), \(k>2\), \(s>1\), \( \check{\psi } \in \hat{\Phi }\), \(\hat{\eta } \in \hat{\Psi }\) and where

$$ {\mathscr{P}}_{h} (\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\Im ) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(h\zeta ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\zeta ,\Im ))\left[ {1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp ))} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,h\zeta )}},\frac{{\eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\zeta ,\Im )) + \eth(h\zeta ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp ))}}{{2s}},\,\eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp )),\eth(h\zeta ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\zeta ,\Im )),\eth(h\varepsilon ,h\zeta )} \right\} $$

Theorem 3.9

Suppose that \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\preceq )\) is a complete partially ordered b-metric space. A mapping \(\mathscr {I}:\mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\) satisfies the condition (26) and \(\mathscr {I}\), \(\mathscr {h}\) are continuous, \(\mathscr {I}\) has mixed \(\mathscr {h}\)-monotone property and also commutes with \(\mathscr {h}\). Assume that, if for some \((\varepsilon _0,\wp _0) \in \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \) such that \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0 \preceq \mathscr {I}(\varepsilon _0,\wp _0) \), \(\mathscr {h}\wp _0 \succeq \mathscr {I}(\wp _0,\varepsilon _0)\) and \(\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E}) \subseteq \mathscr {h}(\mathscr {E})\), then \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) have a coupled coincidence point in \(\mathscr {E}\).


From Theorem 2.2 of [7], there exist two sequences \(\{\varepsilon _n\}\) and \(\{\wp _n\}\) in \(\mathscr {E}\) such that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}=\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon _n,\wp _n), ~~\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1}=\mathscr {I}(\wp _n,\varepsilon _n), n\ge 0. \end{aligned}$$

In particular, the sequences \(\{\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n\}\) and \(\{\mathscr {h}\wp _n\}\) are non-decreasing and non-increasing in \(\mathscr {E}\). Put \(\varepsilon =\varepsilon _n, \wp =\wp _n, \zeta =\varepsilon _{n+1}, \mathfrak {I}=\wp _{n+1}\) in (26), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2}))&=\check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon _n,\wp _n),\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon _{n+1},\wp _{n+1})))\\ {}&\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon _n,\wp _n,\varepsilon _{n+1},\wp _{n+1}))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon _n,\wp _n,\varepsilon _{n+1},\wp _{n+1})), \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon _n,\wp _n,\varepsilon _{n+1},\wp _{n+1})\le \max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2})\}. \end{aligned}$$

Therefore from (27), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2}))&\le \check{\psi }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2})\})\\ {}&~~~~~-\hat{\eta }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2})\}). \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

Similarly by taking \(\varepsilon =\wp _{n+1}, \wp =\varepsilon _{n+1}, \zeta =\varepsilon _n, \mathfrak {I}=\varepsilon _n\) in (26), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2}))&\le \check{\psi }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _n,\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2})\})\\ {}&~~~~~~~-\hat{\eta }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _n,\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2})\}). \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

We know that \(\max \{\check{\psi }(l_1),\check{\psi }(l_2)\}=\check{\psi } \{\max \{l_1,l_2\}\}\) for \(l_1,l_2 \in [0,+\infty )\). Then by adding (29) and (30) together we get,

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s^k \Gamma _n)&\le \check{\psi }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _n,\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2})\})\\ {}&-\hat{\eta }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _n,\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2})\}), \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \Gamma _n=\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2}), \eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2})\}. \end{aligned}$$

Let us denote,

$$\begin{aligned} \varkappa _n=\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _n,\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2})\}. \end{aligned}$$

Hence from equations (29)-(32), we obtain

$$\begin{aligned} s^k\Gamma _n\le \varkappa _n. \end{aligned}$$

Now to claim that

$$\begin{aligned} \Gamma _n\le \lambda \Gamma _{n-1}, \end{aligned}$$

for \(n \ge 1\) and \(\lambda =\frac{1}{s^k} \in [0,1)\).

Suppose that if \(\varkappa _n=\Gamma _n\) then from (34), we get \(s^k\Gamma _n\le \Gamma _n\) this leads to \(\Gamma _n=0\), since \(s>1\) and thus (35) holds. Suppose \(\varkappa _n=\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1}), \eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _n,\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1})\}\), i.e., \(\varkappa _n=\Gamma _{n-1}\) then (34) follows (35).

Now from (34), we obtain that \(\Gamma _n\le \lambda ^n \delta _0\) and hence,

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n+2})\le \lambda ^n \Gamma _0 ~~\text {and}~~\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+1},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n+2})\le \lambda ^n \Gamma _0, \end{aligned}$$

which shows that \(\{\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n\}\) and \(\{\mathscr {h}\wp _n\}\) in \(\mathscr {E}\) are Cauchy sequences by Lemma 3.1 of [20]. Therefore, we can conclude from Theorem 2.2 of [5] that, \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) have a coincidence point in \(\mathscr {E}\). \( \square \)

Corollary 3.10

Suppose that \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\preceq )\) is a complete partially ordered b-metric space. A continuous mapping \(\mathscr {I}:\mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\) has a mixed monotone property and is satisfying the below contraction conditions for all \(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I}\in \mathscr {E}\) such that \(\varepsilon \preceq \zeta \) and \(\wp \succeq \mathfrak {I}\), \(k>2\), \(s>1\), \(\check{\psi } \in \hat{\Phi }\) and \(\hat{\eta } \in \hat{\Psi }\):

  1. (i).
    $$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ),\mathscr {I}(\zeta ,\mathfrak {I})))\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I}))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I})), \end{aligned}$$
  2. (ii).
    $$\begin{aligned} \eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ),\mathscr {I}(\zeta ,\mathfrak {I}))\le \frac{1}{s^k}\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I})-\frac{1}{s^k}\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\mathfrak {I})), \end{aligned}$$


$$ {\mathscr{P}}_{} (\varepsilon ,\wp ,\zeta ,\Im ) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(\zeta ,{\mathscr{\mathscr{I}}}\eth(\zeta ,\Im ))\left[ {1 + \eth(\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{\mathscr{I}}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp ))} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(\varepsilon ,\zeta )}},\frac{{\eth(\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{\mathscr{I}}}\eth(\zeta ,\Im )) + \eth(\zeta ,{\mathscr{\mathscr{I}}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp ))}}{{2s}},~~\eth(\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{\mathscr{I}}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp )),\eth(\zeta ,{\mathscr{\mathscr{I}}}\eth(\zeta ,\Im )),\eth(\varepsilon ,\zeta )} \right\}.{\text{ }} $$

If there exists \((\varepsilon _0,\wp _0) \in \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \) such that \(\varepsilon _0 \preceq \mathscr {I}(\varepsilon _0,\wp _0) \) and \(\wp _0 \succeq \mathscr {I}(\wp _0,\varepsilon _0)\), then \(\mathscr {I}\) has a coupled fixed point in \(\mathscr {E}\).

Theorem 3.11

The unique coupled common fixed point for \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) exists in Theorem 3.9, if for every \((\varepsilon ,\wp ),(\mathscr {k},\mathscr {l}) \in \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E}\) there exists some \((\Lambda ,\Upsilon )\in \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E}\) such that \((\mathscr {I}(\Lambda ,\Upsilon ), \mathscr {I}(\Upsilon ,\Lambda ))\) is comparable to \((\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ), \mathscr {I}(\wp ,\varepsilon ))\) and to \((\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {k},\mathscr {I}),\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {l},\mathscr {k}))\).


The existence of a coupled coincidence point for \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) is guaranteed by the Theorem 3.9. Let \((\varepsilon , \wp ),(\mathscr {k},\mathscr {l}) \in \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E}\) are two coupled coincidence points of \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\). Now, we assert that \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon =\mathscr {h}\mathscr {k}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\wp =\mathscr {h}\mathscr {l}\). By the hypotheses \((\mathscr {I}(\Lambda ,\Upsilon ), \mathscr {I}(\Upsilon ,\Lambda ))\) is comparable to \((\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ), \mathscr {I}(\wp ,\varepsilon ))\) and to \((\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {k},\mathscr {I}),\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {l},\mathscr {k}))\) for some \((\Lambda ,\Upsilon )\in \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E}\).

Now, assume the following

$$\begin{aligned} (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ), \mathscr {I}(\wp ,\varepsilon )) \le (\mathscr {I}(\Lambda ,\Upsilon ), \mathscr {I}(\Upsilon ,\Lambda )) ~\text {and}~ (\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {k},\mathscr {l}),\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {l},\mathscr {k}))\le (\mathscr {I}(\Lambda ,\Upsilon ), \mathscr {I}(\Upsilon ,\Lambda )). \end{aligned}$$

Suppose \(\Lambda _0=\Lambda \) and \(\Upsilon _0=\Upsilon \) then there is a point \((\Lambda _1,\Upsilon _1) \in \mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E}\) such that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {h}\Lambda _1=\mathscr {I}(\Lambda _0,\Upsilon _0),~~ \mathscr {h}\Upsilon _1=\mathscr {I}(\Upsilon _0,\Lambda _0)~~(n \ge 1). \end{aligned}$$

As by applying the preceding argument repeatedly, we have the sequences \(\{\mathscr {h} \Lambda _{n}\}\) and \(\{\mathscr {h} \Upsilon _{n}\}\) in \(\mathscr {E}\) such that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {h}\Lambda _{n+1}=\mathscr {I}(\Lambda _n,\Upsilon _n),~~ \mathscr {h}\Upsilon _{n+1}=\mathscr {I}(\Upsilon _n,\Lambda _n)~~(n \ge 0). \end{aligned}$$

Define the sequences in the same way \(\{\mathscr {h} \varepsilon _{n}\}\), \(\{\mathscr {h} \wp _{n}\}\) and, \(\{\mathscr {h} \mathscr {k}_{n}\}\), \(\{\mathscr {h} \mathscr {l}_{n}\}\) in \(\mathscr {E}\) by setting \(\varepsilon _0=\varepsilon \), \(\wp _0=\wp \) and \(\mathscr {k}_0=\mathscr {k}\), \(\mathscr {l}_0=\mathscr {l}\). Further, we have that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n} \rightarrow \mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ),~\mathscr {h}\wp _{n} \rightarrow \mathscr {I}(\wp ,\varepsilon ),~ \mathscr {h}\mathscr {k}_{n} \rightarrow \mathscr {I}(\mathscr {k},\mathscr {l}),~\mathscr {h}\mathscr {l}_n \rightarrow \mathscr {I}(\mathscr {l},\mathscr {k})~~(n \ge 1). \end{aligned}$$

Thus by induction, we get

$$\begin{aligned} (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _{n},\mathscr {h}\wp _{n}) \le (\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)~~\text {for every}~n. \end{aligned}$$

As a consequence of (26), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _{n+1}))\le \check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _{n+1}))&= \check{\psi }(s^k\eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ),\mathscr {I}(\Lambda _n,\Upsilon _n))) \\ {}&\le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\Lambda _n,\Upsilon _n))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon ,\wp ,\Lambda _n,\Upsilon _n)), \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$


$${\mathscr{P}}_{h} (\varepsilon ,\wp ,\Lambda _{n} ,\Upsilon _{n} ) = \max \left\{ {\frac{{\eth(h\Lambda _{n} ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\Lambda _{n} ,\Upsilon _{n} ))\left[ {1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp ))} \right]}}{{1 + \eth(h\varepsilon ,h\Lambda _{n} )}},~\,\frac{{\eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\Lambda _{n} ,\Upsilon _{n} )) + \eth(h\Lambda _{n} ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp )}}{{2s}},\eth(h\varepsilon ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\varepsilon ,\wp )),\,\eth(h\Lambda _{n} ,{\mathscr{I}}\eth(\Lambda _{n} ,\Upsilon _{n} )),\eth(h\varepsilon ,h\Lambda _{n} )} \right\} = \max \left\{ {0,\frac{{\eth(h\varepsilon ,h\Lambda _{n} )}}{s},\,\eth(h\varepsilon ,h\Lambda _{n} )} \right\} = \eth(h\varepsilon ,h\Lambda _{n} ).{\text{ }} $$

Therefore from (39), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _{n+1}))\le \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n))-\hat{\eta }(\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n)). \end{aligned}$$

As by the similar argument, we acquire that

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _{n+1}))\le \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n))-\hat{\eta }(\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)). \end{aligned}$$

Hence from (40) and (41), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _{n+1})\})&\le \check{\psi }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)\})\\ {}&~~~~~~~-\hat{\eta }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)\}) \\ {}&<\check{\psi }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)\}). \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

Thus the property of \(\check{\psi }\) implies,

$$\begin{aligned} \max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _{n+1}),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _{n+1})\} <\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)\}. \end{aligned}$$

Hence, \(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)\}\) is a decreasing sequence of positive reals and bounded below and by a result, we have

$$\begin{aligned} \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)\} =\Gamma ,~\Gamma \ge 0. \end{aligned}$$

Therefore as \(n \rightarrow +\infty \) in equation (42), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\Gamma )\le \check{\psi }(\Gamma )-\hat{\eta }(\Gamma ), \end{aligned}$$

from which we get \(\hat{\eta }(\Gamma )=0\), this implies that \(\Gamma =0\). Therefore,

$$\begin{aligned} \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n)\} =0. \end{aligned}$$

Hence, we have

$$\begin{aligned} \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n) =0 ~ \text {and} ~\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n) =0. \end{aligned}$$

From the similar argument as above, we obtain that

$$\begin{aligned} \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\eth (\mathscr {h}\mathscr {k},\mathscr {h}\Lambda _n) =0 ~ \text {and} ~\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\eth (\mathscr {h}\mathscr {I},\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _n) =0. \end{aligned}$$

Therefore from (44) and (45), we get \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon =\mathscr {h}\mathscr {k}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\wp =\mathscr {h}\mathscr {I}\). Since \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon =\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp )\) and \(\mathscr {h}\wp =\mathscr {I}(\wp ,\varepsilon )\) and, the commutative property of \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) implies that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {h}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon )= \mathscr {h}(\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))=\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\wp )~ \text {and}~\mathscr {h}(\mathscr {h}\wp )= \mathscr {h}(\mathscr {I}(\wp ,\varepsilon ))=\mathscr {I}(\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ). \end{aligned}$$

If \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon =\Lambda ^*\) and \(\mathscr {h}\wp =\Upsilon ^*\), then from (46), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \mathscr {h}(\Lambda )= \mathscr {I}(\Lambda ^*,\Upsilon ^*)~ \text {and}~\mathscr {h}(\Upsilon ^*)= \mathscr {I}(\Upsilon ^*,\Lambda ^*), \end{aligned}$$

which exhibits that \((\Lambda ^*,\Upsilon ^*)\) is a coupled coincidence point of \(\mathscr {I}\), \(\mathscr {h}\). Hence, \(\mathscr {h}(\Lambda ^*)=\mathscr {h}\mathscr {k}\) and \(\mathscr {h}(\Upsilon ^*)=\mathscr {h}\mathscr {I}\) which in turn gives that \(\mathscr {h}(\Lambda )=\Lambda ^*\) and \(\mathscr {h}(\Upsilon ^*)=\Upsilon ^*\). Therefore from (47), \((\Lambda ^*,\Upsilon ^*)\) is a coupled common fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\), \(\mathscr {h}\).

Let \((\Lambda _1^*,\Upsilon _1^*)\) be another coupled common fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\), \(\mathscr {h}\). Then, \(\Lambda _1^*=\mathscr {h}\Lambda _1^*= \mathscr {I}(\Lambda _1^*,\Upsilon _1^*)\) and \(\Upsilon _1^*=\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _1^*= \mathscr {I}(\Upsilon _1^*,\Lambda _1^*)\). But \((\Lambda _1^*,\Upsilon _1^*)\) is a coupled common fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) then, \(\mathscr {h}\Lambda _1^*=\mathscr {h}\varepsilon =\Lambda \) and \(\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _1^*=\mathscr {h}\wp =\Upsilon ^*\). Therefore, \(\Lambda _1^*=\mathscr {h}\Lambda _1^*=\mathscr {h}\Lambda =\Lambda \) and \(\Upsilon _1^*=\mathscr {h}\Upsilon _1^*=\mathscr {h}\Upsilon ^*=\Upsilon ^*\). Hence the uniqueness. \( \square \)

Theorem 3.12

In Theorem 3.11, if \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0 \preceq \mathscr {h}\wp _0\) or \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0 \succeq \mathscr {h}\wp _0\), then a unique common fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\) can be found.


Assume that \((\varepsilon ,\wp ) \in \mathscr {E}\) is a unique coupled common fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\) and \(\mathscr {h}\). Then to demonstrate that \(\varepsilon =\wp \). Suppose that \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0 \preceq \mathscr {h}\wp _0\), then we get by induction that, \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _n \preceq \mathscr {h}\wp _n\) for \(n \ge 0\). From Lemma 2 of [21], we have

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(s^{k-2}\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp ))&=\check{\psi }(s^k \frac{1}{s^2}\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )) \le \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\sup \check{\psi }(s^k \eth (\varepsilon _{n+1}, \wp _{n+1})) \\ {}&= \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\sup \check{\psi }(s^k \eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon _n, \wp _n),\mathscr {I}(\wp _n,\varepsilon _n))) \\ {}&\le \lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\sup \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon _n, \wp _n,\wp _n,\varepsilon _n))-\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\inf \hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon _n, \wp _n,\wp _n,\varepsilon _n)) \\ {}&\le \check{\psi }(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp ))-\lim \limits _{n \rightarrow +\infty }\inf \hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}_\mathscr {h}(\varepsilon _n, \wp _n,\wp _n,\varepsilon _n)) \\ {}&<\check{\psi }(\eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )), \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

a contradiction. Hence, \(\varepsilon =\wp \).

The result can also be similar in the case of \(\mathscr {h}\varepsilon _0 \succeq \mathscr {h}\wp _0\). \( \square \)

Remark 3.13

While \(s=1\) and the result of [19], the condition

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(\eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ),\mathscr {I}(\eth ,\mathfrak {I}))) \le \check{\psi }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\eth ),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\mathfrak {I})\})-\hat{\eta }(\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\eth ),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\mathfrak {I})\}) \end{aligned}$$

is equivalent to,

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\mathscr {I}(\varepsilon ,\wp ),\mathscr {I}(\eth ,\mathfrak {I}))\le \varphi (\max \{\eth (\mathscr {h}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {h}\eth ),\eth (\mathscr {h}\wp ,\mathscr {h}\mathfrak {I})\}), \end{aligned}$$

where \(\check{\psi } \in \hat{\Phi }\), \(\hat{\eta } \in \hat{\Psi }\) and \(\varphi \) is a continuous self mapping on \([0,+\infty )\) with \(\varphi (y)<y\) for every \(y>0\) with \(\varphi (y)=0\) if and only if \(y=0\). Hence the results found here are generalized and extended the results of [11, 18, 22, 25, 27] and several comparable results.

Now depending on the type of a metric, some examples are shown here under.

Example 3.14

Let \(\mathscr {E}=\mathscr {\{}e_1,e_2,e_3,e_4,e_5,e_6\}\) and \(\eth :\mathscr {E} \times \mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\) be a metric defined by

$$ (\varepsilon ,\wp ) = (\wp ,\varepsilon ) = 0,\ {\text{if}} \ \varepsilon = \wp = \{ e_{1} ,e_{2} ,e_{3} ,e_{4} ,e_{5} ,e_{6} \} \ {\text{and}} \ \varepsilon = \wp , \ (\varepsilon ,\wp ) = (\wp ,\varepsilon ) = 3,\ if \ \varepsilon = \wp = \{e_{1} ,e_{2} ,e_{3} ,e_{4} ,e_{5} \} \ {\text{and}} \ \varepsilon \ne \wp ,\ (\varepsilon ,\wp ) = (\wp ,\varepsilon ) = 12,\ if\ \varepsilon = \{e_{1} ,e_{2} ,e_{3} ,e_{4} \} \ {\text{and}} \ \wp = e_{6} ,\ (\varepsilon ,\wp ) = (\wp ,\varepsilon ) = 20,\ if\ \varepsilon = e_{5} \ {\text{and}}\ \wp = e_{6} ,\ {\text{with usual order}} \le .$$

A self-mapping \(\mathscr {I}\) on \(\mathscr {E}\) defined by \(\mathscr {I}e_1=\mathscr {I}e_2=\mathscr {I}e_3=\mathscr {I}e_4=\mathscr {I}e_5=1, \mathscr {I}e_6=2\) has a fixed point with \(\check{\psi }(y)=\frac{y}{2}\) and \(\hat{\eta }(y)=\frac{y}{4}\) where \(y \in [0,+\infty )\).


When \(s=2\), \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\le )\) is a complete partially ordered b-metric space. Let \(\varepsilon , \wp \in \mathscr {E}\) such that \(\varepsilon < \wp \) then we’ll look at the cases below.

Case 1. If \(\varepsilon , \wp \in \mathscr {\{}e_1,e_2,e_3,e_4,e_5\}\) then \(\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )=\eth ( e_1 , e_1 )=0\). Hence,

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(2\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp ))=0 \le \check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )). \end{aligned}$$

Case 2. If \(\varepsilon \in \mathscr {\{}e_1,e_2,e_3,e_4,e_5\}\) and \(\wp = e_6 \), then \(\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )=\eth ( e_1 , e_2 )=3\), \(\mathscr {P}( e_6 , e_5 )=20\) and \(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon , e_6 )=12\), for \(\varepsilon \in \mathscr {\{}e_1,e_2,e_3,e_4\}\). Hence,

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }(2\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )) \le \frac{\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )}{ 4 } =\check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )). \end{aligned}$$

As a result, all of the conditions of Theorem 3.1 are met, and hence \(\mathscr {I}\) has a fixed point. \( \square \)

Example 3.15

Let us define a metric \(\eth \) with usual order \(\le \) by

$$\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned} \eth (\varepsilon ,\wp )= {\left\{ \begin{array}{ll} &{} ~0 ~~~~~~~~~,~~ if~ \varepsilon =\wp \\ &{} ~1 ~~~~~~~~~,~~ if~ \varepsilon \ne \wp \in \{0,1\} \\ &{} ~|\varepsilon -\wp |~~~,~~ if~ \varepsilon ,\wp \in \{0, \frac{1}{2n},\frac{1}{2m}: n \ne m \ge 1\} \\ &{} ~6 ~~~~~~~~~~,~~ otherwise. \end{array}\right. } \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

where \(\mathscr {E}=\{0, 1, \frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{3},\frac{1}{4},...,\frac{1}{n},...\}\). A self-mapping \(\mathscr {I}\) on \(\mathscr {E}\) by \(\mathscr {I}0=0, \mathscr {I}\frac{1}{n}=\frac{1}{12n} (n\ge 1)\) has a fixed point with \(\check{\psi }(y)=y\) and \(\hat{\eta }(y)=\frac{4y}{5}\) for \(y \in [0,+\infty )\).


\(\eth \) is clearly discontinuous, and \((\mathscr {E},\eth ,\le )\) is a complete partially ordered b-metric space for \(s=\frac{12}{5}\). Now we’ll look at the following cases for \(\varepsilon ,\wp \in \mathscr {E}\) with \(\varepsilon <\wp \).

Case 1. Suppose \(\varepsilon =0\) and \(\wp =\frac{1}{n} ~(n >0)\), then \(\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )=\eth (0,\frac{1}{12n})=\frac{1}{12n}\) and \(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )=\frac{1}{n}\) and \(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )= \{1,6\}\). Thus,

$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }\left( \frac{12}{5}\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )\right) \le \frac{\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )}{5} =\check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )). \end{aligned}$$

Case 2. Let \(\varepsilon =\frac{1}{m}\) and \(\wp =\frac{1}{n}\) where \(m>n\ge 1\), then

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )=\eth (\frac{1}{12m},\frac{1}{12n}), \mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )\ge \frac{1}{n}-\frac{1}{m}~ \text {or}~ \mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )=6. \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \check{\psi }\left( \frac{12}{5}\eth (\mathscr {I}\varepsilon ,\mathscr {I}\wp )\right) \le \frac{\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )}{5} =\check{\psi }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp ))-\hat{\eta }(\mathscr {P}(\varepsilon ,\wp )). \end{aligned}$$

Hence, we have the conclusion from Theorem 3.1 as all assumptions are fulfilled. \( \square \)

Example 3.16

Define a metric \(d:\mathscr {E}\times \mathscr {E} \rightarrow \mathscr {E}\), where \(\mathscr {E}=\{\tilde{\ell }/\tilde{\ell }:[a_1,a_2] \rightarrow [a_1,a_2]~ \text {is continuous}\}\) by

$$\begin{aligned} \eth (\tilde{\ell }_1,\tilde{\ell }_2)=\sup _{y \in [a_1,a_2]}\{| \tilde{\ell }_1(y)-\tilde{\ell }_2(y)|^2\} \end{aligned}$$

for any \(\tilde{\ell }_1,\tilde{\ell }_2 \in \mathscr {E}\), \(0 \le a_1<a_2\) with \(\tilde{\ell }_1 \preceq \tilde{\ell }_2\) implies \(a_1\le \tilde{\ell }_1(y) \le \tilde{\ell }_2 (y)\le a_2, y \in [a_1,a_2]\). A self-mapping \(\mathscr {I}\) on \(\mathscr {E}\) defined by \(\mathscr {I} \tilde{\ell }= \frac{\tilde{\ell }}{5}, \tilde{\ell } \in \mathscr {E}\) has a unique fixed point with \(\check{\psi }(y)=y\) and \(\hat{\eta }(y)=\frac{y}{3}\) for any \(y \in [0, +\infty ]\).


As \(\min (\tilde{\ell }_1,\tilde{\ell }_2) (y)=\min \{\tilde{\ell }_1(y),\tilde{\ell }_2(y)\}\) is continuous and all other assumptions of Theorem 3.3 are fulfilled for \(s=2\). Hence, \(0 \in \mathscr {E}\) is a unique fixed point of \(\mathscr {I}\). \( \square \)


We examined a fixed point, a coincidence point and a couple coincidence point for mappings that are satisfying generalized \((\check{\psi }, \hat{\eta })\)-weak contractions in a partially ordered b-metric space. The findings in this paper are generalized and extended a few well-known results in the current literature. Some examples are shown at the end to support the results obtained here.

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  • \(({\check{\psi }}, \hat{\eta })\)-weak contraction
  • Fixed point
  • Coincidence and coupled coincidence points
  • Ordered b-metric space

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