(E) On test day, the # symbol or any other such symbol in a question will represent a function. In this case, a#b = ab – b + b² is a function. Simply substitute a = 3 and b = 5 into the formula and calculate: 3#5 = 3(5) – 5 + 5² = 15 – 5 + 25 = 35. The correct answer is choice (E). ---------- Shouldn't you add before you subtract?
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