# Chapter 8 - Complex Numbers, Polar Equations, and Parametric Equations - Section 8.1 Complex Numbers - 8.1 Exercises: 5

False, every real number is a complex number.

#### Work Step by Step

For a complex number $a+bi$, if $b=0$, then $a+bi=a$, which is a real number. Thus, the set of real numbers is a subset of the set of complex numbers. This means that every real number is also a complex number.

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