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- Proof of theorem. Intuition: local maxima and global maxima coincide for concave functions

Consider the following theorem:

Theorem: Let ##f## be a concave differentiable function and let ##g## be a concave function. Then: ##y \in argmax_{x} {f(x)+g(x)}## if and only if ##y \in argmax_{x} {f(y)+f'(y)(x-y)+g(x)}.##

The intuition is that local maxima and global maxima coincide for concave functions. But can anyone help me with a formal proof? Thanks in advance!

Theorem: Let ##f## be a concave differentiable function and let ##g## be a concave function. Then: ##y \in argmax_{x} {f(x)+g(x)}## if and only if ##y \in argmax_{x} {f(y)+f'(y)(x-y)+g(x)}.##

The intuition is that local maxima and global maxima coincide for concave functions. But can anyone help me with a formal proof? Thanks in advance!