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aneesh
 5 years ago
integers & complex no. both can be represented by Z why so?
aneesh
 5 years ago
integers & complex no. both can be represented by Z why so?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Any number can be represented by any symbol, so long as the context makes it clear what set that number belongs to. It's a matter of convention that mathematicians set aside certain letters to represent numbers from various sets. z is typically the representation of a number in the complex field. x is typically the representation of a number in the real field. q is typically the representation of a number in the rational field. n is typically the representation of a number in the integral field. I think what may have confused you is seeing the following:\[\mathbb{Z}\]versus\[z\]The first "Z" is the letter used for the integral field (the set of all integers). The second 'z' is the typical representation of a complex number. Hope this helps.
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