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# The operation denoted by the symbol ♦ is defined for all real numbers

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The operation denoted by the symbol $$\blacklozenge$$ is defined for all real numbers p and r as follows. $$p \blacklozenge r = pr - p+ r$$ What is the value of $$(-4) \blacklozenge 5$$ ?

(A) $$- 9$$

(B) $$- 11$$

(C) $$- 19$$

(D) $$19$$

(E) $$21$$

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09 Jan 2019, 00:46
Bunuel wrote:
The operation denoted by the symbol $$\blacklozenge$$ is defined for all real numbers p and r as follows. $$p \blacklozenge r = pr - p+ r$$ What is the value of $$(-4) \blacklozenge 5$$ ?

(A) $$- 9$$

(B) $$- 11$$

(C) $$- 19$$

(D) $$19$$

(E) $$21$$

IMO B

Substitute the values and apply BODMAS

-20 + 4 + 5
-11
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09 Jan 2019, 02:27
Bunuel wrote:
The operation denoted by the symbol $$\blacklozenge$$ is defined for all real numbers p and r as follows. $$p \blacklozenge r = pr - p+ r$$ What is the value of $$(-4) \blacklozenge 5$$ ?

(A) $$- 9$$

(B) $$- 11$$

(C) $$- 19$$

(D) $$19$$

(E) $$21$$

substitute and solve as per given function
-4*5 +4 +5
= -11
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