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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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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) $$21$$

Explanation::

$$p \blacklozenge r = pr - p + r = (-4)(5) - (-4) + 5$$ = -20 + 9 = -11
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