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# Sign Value of Exponents and Bases in an Inequality

GMAT-ZNTKUE

Given:

(1) $x$ is a positive even number and $y < 0$.
( 2) $y > 0$

Which statements​ above are sufficient to support the truth of ${x}^{y}>{y}^{x+1}$?

A

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) ALONE is not.

B

Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) ALONE is not.

C

Statement (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

D

EITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question.

E

Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked - more relevant data is required.