# How do you plot -5+3i on the complex plane?

The point $\left(- 5 , 3\right)$ on the complex plane
The complex number $a + b i$ can be plotted on the complex plane as the point $\left(a , b\right)$ That is $a$ on the Real axis and $b$ on the Imaginary axis.
Since, in this example, $a = - 5$ and $b = 3$, the number can be plotted as the point $\left(- 5 , 3\right)$ on the complex plane.