#### Answer

$7x+5$

#### Work Step by Step

$(12x-7)-(5x-12)$
Distribute the minus sign:
$=12x-7-5x+12$
Collect the like terms:
$=7x+5$

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$7x+5$

$(12x-7)-(5x-12)$
Distribute the minus sign:
$=12x-7-5x+12$
Collect the like terms:
$=7x+5$

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