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    Hi, I need to find all the real numbers to satisfy x & y for the following equation 2x-1+2yi=4x-5i HELP
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    Quote Originally Posted by babs21 View Post
    Hi, I need to find all the real numbers to satisfy x & y for the following equation 2x-1+2yi=4x-5i HELP
    The real and imaginary parts of this equation both need to be satisfied. So we have that:
    2x - 1 = 4x
    and
    2y = -5

    Can you take it from here?

    -Dan
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    so x = -1/2 and y = -5/2 but what about i I am lost
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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    The real and imaginary parts of this equation both need to be satisfied. So we have that:
    2x - 1 = 4x
    and
    2y = -5

    Can you take it from here?

    -Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by babs21 View Post
    so x = -1/2 and y = -5/2 but what about i I am lost
    I was factored out of the equation
    2yi=-5i

    to make

    2y=-5
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