Hi guys,

I'm asked to write the number5/iin thea+biform. The format is such that I can only enter the values of a and b in the computer. I'm not sure what I should write. Can anyone help me please?

Thanks a lot!

Egoyan

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- February 19th 2013, 07:13 AMEgoyanWriting a complex number in a+bi form
Hi guys,

I'm asked to write the number**5/i**in the**a+bi**form. The format is such that I can only enter the values of a and b in the computer. I'm not sure what I should write. Can anyone help me please?

Thanks a lot!

Egoyan - February 19th 2013, 07:25 AMPlatoRe: Writing a complex number in a+bi form
- February 19th 2013, 07:28 AMEgoyanRe: Writing a complex number in a+bi form
Oh my. I did not know that. Heh. Thanks a lot! I won't forget it any time soon now...

- February 19th 2013, 07:37 AMHallsofIvyRe: Writing a complex number in a+bi form
More generally, a complex number, a+ bi, multiplied by its "complex conjugate", a- bi, gives a non-negative real number: . In particular, you can make denominator or a fraction a real number by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the complex conjugate of the denominator:

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