What is the value of i in complex numbers?

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What is the value of i in complex numbers?

Complex Numbers:

Complex numbers have two parts to them, a real component and an imaginary component. When a complex number is written out, we write it as the real part plus the imaginary part of the number. For example, in the complex number 3 + 5i the 3 is the real component of the number, and the 5i is the imaginary component. The imaginary component of a complex number is always the part that is multiplied or divided by the imaginary number i.

Answer and Explanation:

The value of i in a complex number is {eq}\sqrt{-1} {/eq}.

An imaginary number is defined as any number that is the square root of a negative...

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