# For the complex number 1+3sqrt2i are the forms 1+3isqrt2 and 1+i3sqrt2 both widely accepted violations of strict standard form a+bi?

Oct 21, 2016

You can have your own standard. I have mine as a +$i$ b to mean (real) a +$i$ (real) b that means real part +$i$maginary part. Note that I have entered i in italic,s as $i$