Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 8 - Radical Functions - 8.5 Complex Numbers - 8.5 Exercises - Page 663: 24


Real part= $-5$ Imaginary part = $8$

Work Step by Step

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 $-5+8i$, $-5$ represents the real part while $8$ represents the imaginary part.
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