# Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - Adding Integers - Practice: 10

$5$

#### Work Step by Step

Adding Two Numbers with Different Signs: Step 1: Find the larger absolute value minus the smaller absolute value Step 2: Use the sign of the number with the larger absolute value as the sign of the sum $|7|=7, |-2|=2, 7\gt2$ $7-2=5$ 7 has the larger absolute value and its sign is +, so the answer is $5$

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