# How do you simplify -1-8i-4-i?

Aug 28, 2016

$- 5 - 9 i$

#### Explanation:

$z = - 1 - 8 i - 4 - i$

Sum the Real and Imaginary parts $\to$

$z = \left(- 1 - 4\right) + \left(- 8 - 1\right) i$

$= - 5 - 9 i$