If I want to write the word "n-th" (as in n-th solution, n-th derivative,...), is it more conventional to write
n-й/n-я/n-е, or are both styles equally common? In terms of pronunciation, is it always
э́ный/э́ная/э́ное (e.g., someone who writes n-я wouldn't actually say that as
EDIT: I found out later that for every variable
x it's acceptable to express "x-th" as "xтый" (e.g.,
m-ый = эмтый, n-ый = энтый, j-ый = житый, q-ый = кутый), and since this works in all cases while the ending -ный for n-ый doesn't apply to variables ending with a vowel sound, I'll use the -тый version.