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starowl1

  • 3 years ago

Find the real numbers x and y that make the equation true. 5 + yi = x + 3i

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  1. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    \[5 + yi = x + 3i\] \[5=x;\qquad y=3\]

  2. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    What ^ did is basically bring the x and y terms to one side. \[5 + yi = x + 3i\]\[x - yi = 5 - 3i\]Then separate the real and imaginary portions since they cannot mix. \[x = 5\]\[-yi = -3i\]\[y = 3\]

  3. starowl1
    • 3 years ago
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    oh okay thank you for explaining it to me ^_^"

  4. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    np :)

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