I need to find the rectangular form of i ^ (-3) + i ^ (-2)

i = imaginary number

The answer in my book says -1 + i but i do not know how they got it

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- January 16th 2008, 10:35 PMOzzManComplex Numbers
I need to find the rectangular form of i ^ (-3) + i ^ (-2)

i = imaginary number

The answer in my book says -1 + i but i do not know how they got it - January 16th 2008, 10:40 PMmr fantastic
- January 16th 2008, 10:43 PMearboth
- January 16th 2008, 11:37 PMOzzMan
why do you multiply top and bottom by i ?

- January 17th 2008, 12:03 AMOzzMan
oh is it because the conjugate of -i is i?

- January 17th 2008, 12:14 AMmr fantasticQuote:

Originally Posted by**mr fantastic**

*you*do .....?

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Well, yes it is. But it also happens to be the easiest way to express in rectangular form .....