# Question #961d9

Dec 13, 2016

$8$

#### Explanation:

We can write the expressions in the brackets as they are since they are being multiplied by 1, and collect like terms.

$\Rightarrow \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{3} \textcolor{red}{+ 2 i}\right) + \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{5} \textcolor{red}{- 2 i}\right)$

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{3} \textcolor{red}{+ 2 i} + \textcolor{b l u e}{5} \textcolor{red}{- 2 i}$

$= 8$