## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$a=-9$ and $b=1$
We are given: $|x+2|\lt 5$ $-5\lt x+2\lt 5$ We subtract $4$: $-5-4\lt x+2-4\lt 5-4$ $-9\lt x-2\lt 1$ Therefore: $a=-9$ and $b=1$