#### Answer

$-44$

#### Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$
To simplify the given radical expression, $
(\sqrt{5}+7)(\sqrt{5}-7)
,$ use the special product on multiplying the sum and difference of like terms.
$\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$
Using the product of the sum and difference of like terms which is given by $(a+b)(a-b)=a^2-b^2,$ the expression above is equivalent
\begin{array}{l}\require{cancel}
(\sqrt{5})^2-(7)^2
\\\\=
5-49
\\\\=
-44
.\end{array}