## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.3 - Integers: Addition and Subtraction - Problem Set 1.3 - Page 19: 22

#### Answer

$-17$

#### Work Step by Step

In the given expression, $-29+12 ,$ the first number is $\text{ negative }$ and the second number is $\text{ positive }$. Since the signs are different, we subtract the numbers and copy the sign of the bigger number. Hence, the given expression simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -17 .\end{array}

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