Imaginary Numbers?

As if math wasn’t hard enough to understand but yet there are numbers that exist and don’t exist. What type of contradictory nonsense is this I say but, its time to figure out why this kind of anomaly can exist. To begin lets talk about how ” i ” imangianry numbers came to be. For the longest time you were told by every math instructor you had that you can’t square negative numbers. Then thanks to complex numbers it made the imaginary number real somehow. Complex numbers is a number that can be expressed in the form of a + bi, where the variables a and b are real numbers and ( i ) is the imaginary unit, that satisfies the equation i² = −1. In this expression, a is the real part and b is the imaginary part of the complex number. Here are some examples:

Adding with ” i ”            Square root (-18)

(4 – 8i) + (7 + 9i)               √-18 = √9 * 2 * -1

4 + 7 – 8i – 9i                     = √9 √2 √-1

11 + 1i                               = 3 √2i

If your thinking that you will never do this again in your life then you might want to think twice of your future goals. If your into syfy then you know what your getting into because quantum physics utilize this method so if your going to make yourself an iron man suit, android, ray gun etc. then have fun let me get first dibs is all I ask if you happen to make it. Another one are sales analyst these are people who make financial predictions to gauge profit loss/gain for businesses. Basically anything that pays a high amount of money is going to require math and you may end up using this.



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  1. This was a really good blog post! Some people have actually said that the name “imaginary numbers” is misleading because they do really exist. The difference is you don’t use imaginary numbers to count things like 3 apples or 8.67 ounces of water. Electrical engineers use them to understand the flow of electricity though. So they are useful…but also kind of strange.


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