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$$x^2=16$$

$$y^3=64$$

 Quantity A Quantity B x y

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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x can be + or - 4 as it is square

But y is +4 as it is cube. And if cube is +ve then the number s also +ve.

However if A is positive, A = B
else A is less than B.

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Carcass wrote:
$$x^2=16$$

$$y^3=64$$

 Quantity A Quantity B x y

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

If $$x^2=16$$, then EITHER $$x = 4$$ OR $$x = -4$$
If $$y^3=64$$, then $$y=4$$

This brings up two possible cases:
If $$x = 4$$ and $$y=4$$, then the two quantities are EQUAL
If $$x = -4$$ and $$y=4$$, then Quantity B is GREATER

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