*[Choose the one correct answer and explain your reasoning.]*

Let \(a\), \(b\), \(c\) be positive numbers. There are *finitely* many *positive whole* numbers \(x\), \(y\) which satisfy the inequality \[a^x > cb^y\] if

\(a>1\) or \(b<1\).

\(a<1\) or \(b<1\).

\(a<1\) and \(b<1\).

\(a<1\) and \(b>1\).