# Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-5 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 34: 46

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#### Work Step by Step

We plug in -2 for a and 5 for c, and then we simplify using addition and subtraction. Thus, we obtain: $-(-2)+(-5)=2-5=-3$

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