SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 45: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 45

1. If p = 5 and q = -4, then p(p - q) =

A. -45
B. -5
C. 4
D. 5
E. 45

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

E. Plugging 5 and -4 into the equation p(p - q) gives you (5)(5 - -4) = (5)( 5 + 4) = (5)(9) = 45.

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