#### Answer

16

#### Work Step by Step

The associative property of addition holds that $a+(b+c)=(a+b)+c$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$).
Therefore, $-4+(12+8)=(-4+12)+8=(12-4)+8=8+8=16$.

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321969359

ISBN 13:
978-0-32196-935-4

16

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