Trigonometry (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321671775
ISBN 13: 978-0-32167-177-6

Chapter 8 - Complex Numbers, Polar Equations, and Parametric Equations - Section 8.1 Complex Numbers - 8.1 Exercises - Page 357: 8


real, complex

Work Step by Step

Since $0$ is a whole number and whole numbers are a subset of the set of real numbers, $0$ is a real number. Also, 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. Therefore, as $0$ is a real number, it can be identified as a complex number as well.
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