#### Answer

12

#### Work Step by Step

According to the last step of order of operations, we must evaluate addition and subtraction from left to right.
First, we only consider $4-(-13)$. Change the minus sign to a plus sign and insert the opposite of the second number in place of the second number.
$4-(-13)=4+(13)=4+13=17$
Next, we can add this to -5.
$17+(-5)=12$