# How do you plot #-2# on the complex plane and write it in polar form?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 27, 2016

Place a point at -2 on the real axis.

Polar form: (2,

#### Explanation:

The complex plane consists of an imaginary and a real axis. As one would expect, the imaginary component of a number would be placed on the imaginary axis, and the real would be placed on the real axis.

Since the term -2 has no imaginary component, it is only present on the real axis at -2.

Polar coordinates are written in the form

To show -2 in polar coordinates,

This would be written as