# Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Subtracting Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 46

$-14$

#### Work Step by Step

Remember that two negative signs next to one another create the addition operator. Then follow the order of operations. In this case left to right when proposed with addition and subtraction. $7-12+(-5)-2+(-2)=-5-5-2-2=-10-2-2=-12-2=-14$

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