# Thread: easy complex equation

1. ## easy complex equation

i know this is an easy equation by how the rest of the worksheet is i just dont know how to solve it :s Only just started the topic

solve in x and y

x + iy = 4 - 2i

please help

2. Originally Posted by djmccabie
i know this is an easy equation by how the rest of the worksheet is i just dont know how to solve it :s Only just started the topic

solve in x and y

x + iy = 4 - 2i

please help
Just compare sides: $x=4$ and $y=-2$.

3. ahh i see, i knew i would be simple, thanks