This one is a very old one.

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Is x > y?

1) (a^n)*x > (a^n)*y

2) 3n + 1 is odd

open to debate......i hope i don't screw up on this one like the last one

The agreed upon answer for this question by all the members who responded to this question in the past is C.

I have following questios.

(1) Should the second statement be given as 3n + 1 is

positive odd

integer ?

If the word

positive is not included then we can take

3n + 1 = -1 => n -2/3 = 0.66666..... (Is this odd or even? )

If the word

integer is not included,

Can we consider 3n + 1 = 5.5 ? (This is odd number, correct?)

=> n= 4.5/3 => 1.5 (This should be odd)

I think if these conditions are not included, then the answer should be E.

Finally, please let me know (-1)^1.2 = ?

I thought that 1.2 is considered even number so answer should be 1. But the calculator says invalid input function.

(1.2 here is decimal number = 12/10)[/b]