Ashley Hi, I have questions about solving the two math problems below. I've looked at them both for about two hours. I just completely don't understand them. Thanks so much for taking time to help me, I greatly appreciate it. Question 1: For all values of a, let < a > be defined as < a > = 4a  4 . Which of the following equals < 6 >  < 5 >? B: < 3 > C: < 4 > D: < 5 > E: < 6 > Question 2: If 5n + p = 3 and 2m  10n = 2, what is the value of m + p?
Thanks again, Hi Ashey, The notation < a > = 4a  4 is means that whenever you see a number surrounded by the angle brackets you should replace it with 4 times the number minus 4. So, for example For question 2, p appears in the first equation and m appears in the second. Thus use the first equation to find P and the second equation to find m. Finally add p and m.
Finding p: p can be isolated to the left of the equal sign by subtracting 5n from both sides. Thus
Finding m: Penny
