# How do you simplify #(-1+4i)+(-9-2i)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 10, 2017

#### Explanation:

Real numbers like

The parentheses aren't really necessary, since we're doing addition:

#(-1+4i)+(-9-2i)=-1+4i-9-2i#

Group the real numbers and imaginary numbers:

#=-1-9+4i-2i#

We see that

#=-10+2i#

This is already in the standard form for a complex number, which is a real part added to an imaginary part: