## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

a) $-2,-2$ b) $-8,-8$ c) $10,10$ The answers to each pair are the same because are the same operations, just changing the order.
a) $$-5 + 3 = -2$$ $$3 + (-5) = 3-5 = -2$$ b) $$-2 + (-6) = -2 - 6 = -8$$ $$-6 + (-2) = -6-2 = -8$$ c) $$17 + (-7) = 17 - 7 = 10$$ $$-7 + 17 = 10$$ The answers to each pair are the same because are the same operations, just changing the order.