#### Answer

$x+y$

#### Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$).
Therefore, $-(-x-y)=(-1\times-x)-(-1\times y)=x-(-y)=x+y$.

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Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321969359

ISBN 13:
978-0-32196-935-4

$x+y$

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