If a is an element of the set {-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2} and b is an element of the set {-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1}, find the largest and smallest value of the expression a+b.
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The largest value of the sum is formed by taking the largest elements from each set and adding them: 2+1=3.

Similarly, the smallest a+b=-3-5=-8.

answered Sep 7, 2017 by Rod Top Rated User (593,000 points)

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