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    imaginary numbers...

    what is the distance between two numbers, one of which is imaginary? say 3+i and x=3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapmaxwell1 View Post
    what is the distance between two numbers, one of which is imaginary? say 3+i and x=3?
    What is the distance between the two points (3, 1) and (3, 0)?
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    thats easy, use the distance formula.... d= sqrt((x-x0)^2 + (y-y0)^2) from there i would just plug and chug
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    What is the distance between the two points (3, 1) and (3, 0)?
    i just dont know what to do with the imaginary number...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapmaxwell1 View Post
    i just dont know what to do with the imaginary number...
    I just told you what to do! Again:
    What is the distance between the two points (3, 1) and (3, 0)?

    (You do know that complex numbers can be represented as points in the complex plane, right ...?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    I just told you what to do! Again:
    What is the distance between the two points (3, 1) and (3, 0)?

    (You do know that complex numbers can be represented as points in the complex plane, right ...?)
    yes, i know now. thanks!
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