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Adding and Subtracting Complex Numbers - Problem 2

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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When adding or subtracting complex numbers, we simply combine the real parts and combine the imaginary parts. It's generally intuitive- most students can do these problems without any formal instruction. Be sure to be careful with +, - signs. As a convention, we write the result in a + bi form, which means the real part followed by the imaginary part.

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