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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding imaginary numbers or how to perform operations with complex numbers
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a complex and imaginary numbers unit of a standard high school algebra I course. Topics covered include:
- How to add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers
- Steps to graph a complex number on the complex plane
- How to solve quadratics with complex numbers as the solution
- Imaginary numbers
1. What is an Imaginary Number?
The imaginary number 'i' is the square root of -1. Although this number doesn't actually exist, pretending that it does allows us to do a bunch of crazy math that scientists use every day. Learn the basics of that number 'i' here!
2. How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Complex Numbers
Knowing that complex numbers exist is the first step. But that knowledge alone won't help you do much with them. Learn the basics of complex number addition, subtraction and multiplication here!
3. How to Divide Complex Numbers
While adding, subtracting and multiplying complex numbers is pretty straightforward, dividing them can be pretty tricky. It comes down to the process of multiplying by the complex conjugate. Learn about what that is, and how to do it, here.
4. How to Graph a Complex Number on the Complex Plane
Graphing complex numbers is pretty straight forward, but it's not necessarily intuitive. Check out this lesson to learn the vocabulary and the conventions that you'll need.
5. How to Solve Quadratics with Complex Numbers as the Solution
When you solve a quadratic equation with the quadratic formula and get a negative on the inside of the square root, what do you do? The short answer is that you use an imaginary number. For the longer, more helpful answer, check out this lesson!
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- High School Algebra - Solving Math Word Problems: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Decimals and Fractions: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Percent Notation: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Real Numbers: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Exponential Expressions & Exponents: Help & Review
- High School Algebra - Radical Expressions: Help and Review
- Algebraic Equations and Expressions: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Properties of Functions: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Matrices and Absolute Value: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Working With Inequalities: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Properties of Exponents: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Algebraic Distribution: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Linear Equations: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Factoring: Help and Review
- Factoring & Graphing Quadratic Equations: Help & Review
- The Properties of Polynomial Functions: Help & Review
- High School Algebra - Rational Expressions: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Cubic Equations: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Quadratic Equations: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Measurement and Geometry: Help and Review
- Ratios, Proportions & Percent in Algebra: Help & Review
- Statistics, Probability and Data in Algebra: Help and Review
- High School Algebra - Well-Known Equations: Help and Review