# Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.2 Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers - 9.2 Exercises - Page 640: 77

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#### Work Step by Step

According to the last step of order of operations, we must evaluate addition and subtraction from left to right. Therefore, $-2+(-11)-(-3)=-13-(-3)$. Next, change the minus sign to a plus sign and insert the opposite of the second number in place of the second number. $-13-(-3)=-13+(3)=-13+3=-10$

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