# How do you combine like terms in #(4+ 4i ) - ( 9+ 17i )#?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Before combining like terms, you must remove the brackets. To do this, you must distribute the number or the sign (in this case

So, after doing this, you would have

Then it is just basic combining like things (apples to apples). Add up all the variables

Then the numbers

Therefore,