# Find the sum of -73, 27, -103, and -123.

Integers are added using the commutative and associative properties of the addition of integers.

## Answer: The sum of -73, 27, -103, and -123 is -272.

The addition of integers is associative and commutative.

**Explanation:**

For any three integers a, b and c,

Commutative property: a + b = b + a

Associative property: (a + b) + c = a + (b + c)

Let's now take the given numbers and use the relevant properties of addition of integers:

(-73) + 27 + (-103) + (-123)

= (-73) + 27 + (-226)

= 27 + (-73) + (-226)

= 27 + (-299)

= -272