## anonymous one year ago Evaluate the expression when p = –4 and q = 2. 20 + 6q ÷ p A. 8 B. –17 C. –8 D. 17

1. Michele_Laino

if we replace $$p=-4,q=2$$, we get: $$20+6\cdot(2):(-4 )$$

2. Michele_Laino

now, we have to do the multiplication and division first, from left to right

3. Michele_Laino

so, what is $$6 \cdot 2=...$$

4. anonymous

12

5. Michele_Laino

then, what is $$12:(-4)=...$$

6. anonymous

3

7. Michele_Laino

are you sure?

8. Michele_Laino

we have one minus sign

9. anonymous

-3

10. Michele_Laino

finally, what is: $$20-3=...$$

11. anonymous

17

12. Michele_Laino

correct!

13. anonymous

thank you

14. Michele_Laino

:)