# -12 + (-5) - 7 - (-13) +4

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-12 + (-5) - 7 - (-13) +4

so first change the signs in front of the negatives to make them the opposite function

-12-5-7+13+4

-17-7+13+4

-24+13+4

-11+4

-7 would be your answer

-12 + (-5) - 7 - (-13) +4

go from left to right and remember addition and subtraction rules using negatives.

-17-7+13+4

-24+13+4

-20+13

-7 is your answer.

-12 + (-5) - 7 - (-13) + 4

To solve this, remember that two signs of negative will make a positive, and a negative with a positive will make a negative.

By knowing that, your equation should look like

**-12 - 5 - 7 + 13 + 4 **Now subtract -12 with -5

By subtracting, your equation should look like

**-17 - 7 + 13 + 4 **now subtract -17 with -7

By subtracting, your equation should look like

**-24 + 13 + 4 **Now, add -24 with 13

By adding, your equation should look like

**-11 + 4 **Lastly, add -11 with 3

By adding, your equation should look like

**= ****-7 **which is your answer

As per the rule of multiplication of signs ''Two like signs make a positive sign, and two unlike signs make a negative sign.''

In the given problem, when we remove the brackets the signs get multiplied and the resulting sign will be according to the above rule.

So,

-12+(-5)-7-(-13)+4

=-12-5-7+13+4

=-24+17

=-7

**Therefore, the answer is -7.**