# Given the complex number 5 – 3i how do you graph the complex number in the complex plane?

Draw two perpendicular axes, like you would for a $y , x$ graph, but instead of $y \mathmr{and} x$ use $i \mathmr{and} r$.
A plot of $\left(r , i\right)$ will be so the $r$ is the real number, and $i$ is the imaginary number.
So, plot a point on $\left(5 , - 3\right)$ on the $r , i$ graph.