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If $$x = 0.888$$, $$y = \sqrt{0.888}$$ , and $$z = (0.888)^2$$, then which of the following is true?

(A) x < y < z

(B) x < z < y

(C) y < x < z

(D) y < z < x

(E) z < x < y
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If $$x = 0.888$$, $$y = \sqrt{0.888}$$ , and $$z = (0.888)^2$$, then which of the following is true?

(A) x < y < z

(B) x < z < y

(C) y < x < z

(D) y < z < x

(E) z < x < y

Here,

$${0.888}^2$$ = will always be less than $$0.888$$

$$\sqrt{0.888}$$= will always be greater than the $$0.888$$

So it can be arranged as

$$z < x < y$$ i.e. option E
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