# How do you simplify #(-3) + (-8) - (9) - (-7) + (3)#?

##### 2 Answers

Apr 13, 2018

-10

#### Explanation:

So first we have to take them out of the brackets but make the operators (operators are the different signs like plus, mius, times and divide) correct. Apply the following:

Simplify and we get:

Now collect the terms:

Tried keeping it as simple as possible, hope this helps!

Apr 13, 2018

see below

#### Explanation:

We have,

Or,

Or,