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October 26th, 2017, 04:07 AM  #1 
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Can I "define" 3 as minus one x 3 like 3i as 3 x root of (1)?

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October 27th, 2017, 10:09 AM  #5 
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I think the OP was asking if we could write a number as a + (1)b, similar to the concept a + ib. Dan 
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