Are complex numbers real numbers?
A complex number is a number that can be expressed in the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers, and i is a solution of the equation x2 = −1. Because no real number satisfies this equation, i is called an imaginary number.
An imaginary number is a complex number that can be written as a real number multiplied by the imaginary unit i, which is defined by its property i2 = −1. The square of an imaginary number bi is −b2. For example, 5i is an imaginary number, and its square is −25.
- A complex number is a number of the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is an indeterminate satisfying i2 = −1. For example, 2 + 3i is a complex number.
- Either Part Can Be Zero. So, a Complex Number has a real part and an imaginary part. But either part can be 0, so all Real Numbers and Imaginary Numbers are also Complex Numbers.
- Remember that a complex number has the form a + bi. You need to figure out what a and b need to be. Since −3i is an imaginary number, it is the imaginary part (bi) of the complex number a + bi. This imaginary number has no real parts, so the value of a is 0.
In mathematics, the irrational numbers are all the real numbers which are not rational numbers, the latter being the numbers constructed from ratios (or fractions) of integers. Mathematicians do not generally take "terminating or repeating" to be the definition of the concept of rational number.
- All real transcendental numbers are irrational, since all rational numbers are algebraic. The converse is not true: not all irrational numbers are transcendental; e.g., the square root of 2 is irrational but not a transcendental number, since it is a solution of the polynomial equation x2 − 2 = 0.
- In mathematics, a real number is a value of a continuous quantity that can represent a distance along a line. The real numbers include all the rational numbers, such as the integer −5 and the fraction 4/3, and all the irrational numbers, such as √2 (1.41421356, the square root of 2, an irrational algebraic number).
- Correct. The number is between integers, so it can't be an integer or a whole number. It's written as a ratio of two integers, so it's a rational number and not irrational. All rational numbers are real numbers, so this number is rational and real.
Updated: 18th October 2018