# Chapter 1 - 1.5 - Complex Numbers - 1.5 Exercises - Page 119: 9

a=8, b=4

#### Work Step by Step

We know that for the equation to be true, the sum of the imaginary parts must be equal, and the sum of the real parts must be equal. Thus, we find: $$a-2=6 \\ a=8 \\AND\\ b+1 =5 \\ b=4$$

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