# 2018 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 9

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## Problem

Which of the following describes the largest subset of values of $y$ within the closed interval $[0,\pi]$ for which $$\sin(x+y)\leq \sin(x)+\sin(y)$$for every $x$ between $0$ and $\pi$, inclusive? $$\textbf{(A) } y=0 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 0\leq y\leq \frac{\pi}{4} \qquad \textbf{(C) } 0\leq y\leq \frac{\pi}{2} \qquad \textbf{(D) } 0\leq y\leq \frac{3\pi}{4} \qquad \textbf{(E) } 0\leq y\leq \pi$$

## Solution

On the interval $[0, \pi]$ sine is nonnegative; thus $\sin(x + y) = \sin x \cos y + \sin y \cos x \le \sin x + \sin y$ for all $x, y \in [0, \pi]$. The answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(E) } 0\le y\le \pi}$. (CantonMathGuy)