# A.6 Complex Numbers &amp; Solving Equations ```A.6 Complex
Numbers &amp; Solving
Equations
It is our choices…who show who we really are, far more
than our abilities.
-Albus Dumbledore
Imaginary Numbers
i  1
i 3  i
i  1
2
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i19  ____
i4  1
i 5  ____
Complex Numbers
Complex numbers are numbers of the form a  bi
where a is called the real part and b is the imaginary part
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Complex Numbers
the imaginary parts together (same for subtraction).
(a  bi)  (c  di)  (a  c)  (b  d)i
(a  bi)  (c  di)  (a  c)  (b  d)i
To multiply complex numbers, follow the usual rules
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for multiplying two binomials. DOUBLE DISTRIBUTION!!!
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(a  bi)  (c  di)  a(c  di)  bi(c  di)
i 2  1
Complex Numbers
Given the following complex numbers, perform the
indicated operations. w  5  3i
z  1 4i
1) w  z
2) w  z
3) w  z
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Complex Numbers
If z  a  bi is a complex number, then its conjugate,
denoted by z , is defined as
z  a  bi  a  bi
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zz  a2  b2
Complex Numbers
Let’s find the conjugate of the following complex numbers
and then multiply by the conjugate.
1) z  3 4i
2) z  1 8i
3) z  2i
Complex Numbers
We can apply multiplying conjugates to quotients of complex
numbers. Let’s write the following in standard form!
2  3i
4  3i
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Complex Numbers
Given the following complex numbers, perform the
indicated operations. w  2  3i
z  5  2i
1) w  z
2) w  z
3) w  z
w
4)
z
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A.6 Complex
Numbers &amp; Solving
Equations
Homework#8:
p.1008 #9 – 45 Odd
It is our choices…that show who we really are, far more
than our abilities.
-Albus Dumbledore
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