# SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 348: Answer and Explanation

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**Question: 348**

**18.** If *y* is a number less than 0 but greater than -1, which of the following expressions has the greatest value?

A. 100 *y*

B. *y*^{2}

C. *y*^{3}

D. *y*^{4}

E. *y*^{5}

**Correct Answer:** B

**Explanation:**

This means that *y* is a negative decimal fraction. Answer choices (A), (C), and (E) will all be negative numbers. Answer choices (B) and (D) are positive numbers. When you raise a simple fraction to a positive number larger than 1, it gets smaller. , which makes (B) the greatest value. Pick a value like and see.