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− | Expanding | + | Expanding, <cmath>\cos y \sin x + \cos x \sin y \le \sin x + \sin y</cmath> Let <math>\sin x =a \ge 0</math>, <math>\sin y = b \ge 0</math>. We have that <cmath>(\cos y)a+(\cos x)b \le a+b</cmath> Comparing coefficients of <math>a</math> and <math>b</math> gives a clear solution: both <math>\cos y</math> and <math>\cos x</math> are less than or equal to one, so the coefficients of <math>a</math> and <math>b</math> on the left are less than on the right. Since <math>a, b \ge 0</math>, that means that this equality is always satisfied over this interval, or <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E) } 0\le y\le \pi}</math>. |
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Problem
Which of the following describes the largest subset of values of within the closed interval for which for every between and , inclusive?
Solution 1
On the interval sine is nonnegative; thus for all . The answer is . (CantonMathGuy)
Solution 2
Expanding, Let , . We have that Comparing coefficients of and gives a clear solution: both and are less than or equal to one, so the coefficients of and on the left are less than on the right. Since , that means that this equality is always satisfied over this interval, or .
See Also
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