In the equation y = 6p - 23, if p is a positive whole number, which of the following is the least

value of p for which y is positive?

A.) 1

B.) 2

C.) 3

D.) 4

E.) 5

value of p for which y is positive?

A.) 1

B.) 2

C.) 3

D.) 4

E.) 5

If you substitute 3 for p

y = 6(3) - 23 {substituted 3 for p}

y = 18 - 23 {multiplied}

y = -5 {subtracted}

y is negative, p must be higher than 3 for y to be positive

If you substitute 4 for p:

y = 6(4) - 23 {substituted 4 for p}

y = 24 - 3 {multiplied}

y = 21 {subtracted}

y is positive, 4 is the least value of p for which y is positive

**D.) 4**

*- Algebra House*