Testing Numbers in Quantitative Comparison

\(x\), \(p\), and \(q\) are integers, and \(p\) is greater than \(q\)

Quantity A                              Quantity B

 \( x^{2p}\)                                             \(x^{2q}\)

(A) Quantity A is greater.

(B) Quantity B is greater.

(C) The two quantities are equal.

(D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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