show each step in simplifying the expression and explain which property you used in each step. -5 + (5 + 3)
work the parenthesis first which is 8 bring down the rest of the problem , -5 + 8 is 3 keep the sign of the bigger number .
You first work on the parenthesis, which is adding, so that is addition property, then you subtract five even though it is add, because you have to subtract negatives.( Subtraction property) The answer is 3.