#### Answer

-16

#### Work Step by Step

Because the signs are the same, add the absolute value of (-9) and (-7) which is 9 + 7 = 16 and put a negative sign in front of the result, -16

Published by
Brooks Cole

ISBN 10:
1285199197

ISBN 13:
978-1-28519-919-1

-16

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