## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Real part= $3$ Imaginary part= $-8$
A complex number is written as $a+bi$, where $a$ is the real part and $b$ is the imaginary part as it is multiplied to the imaginary unit $i$. Since the complex number is $3-8i$, $3$ represents the real part while $-8$ represents the imaginary part.