ExplanationThe best strategy to solve these problems is by plugging values

Put a = -1 and b = 1, then we have

Quantity A is

-1^1^0 = 1Quantity B is

1^5 =1Clearly the quantities are equal. Now put a = -2 and b = 1

Quantity A is

-2^1^0 = 1024Quantity B is

1^5 =1Now Quantity A is greater. Clearly both A and C cannot be right at the same time so

option D is the correct choice!
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