Trigonometry (11th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 8 - Complex Numbers, Polar Equations, and Parametric Equations - Section 8.1 Complex Numbers - 8.1 Exercises - Page 363: 10



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Complex numbers are numbers of the form $a+bi$ where $a$ and $b$ are both real numbers. Pure imaginary numbers, on the other hand, are complex numbers of the form $a+bi$ where $a=0$ and $b\ne0$. Therefore, pure imaginary numbers are a subset of the set of complex numbers. This means that every pure imaginary number is a complex number while every complex number may not be a pure imaginary number.
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