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January 14th, 2013, 03:08 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2013 Posts: 13 Thanks: 0  General question about complex numbers.
In relation to complex numbers, If I am asked for an answer in x+ib form, is that the same as asking for it in a+ib form, sorry if that sounds stupid but I've not been able to find out are they just variations of the same thing online.

January 14th, 2013, 03:19 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 520 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: General question about complex numbers.
Yes, the form a + bi (and you may use any symbols for the real parameters a and b), is the rectangular form of a complex number.

January 14th, 2013, 03:36 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2013 Posts: 13 Thanks: 0  Re: General question about complex numbers.
Thanks for that, 

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