# How do you simplify (2-3i)+(-2-5i)?

$- 8 i$

#### Explanation:

Given that

$\left(2 - 3 i\right) + \left(- 2 - 5 i\right)$

$= 2 - 3 i - 2 - 5 i$

$= - 8 i$

Jul 28, 2018

$- 8 i$

#### Explanation:

Even though it is not a variable, for the most part, we can treat the imaginary unit like it is one.

Since we aren't multiplying by a negative, the parenthesis are unnecessary. We simply just add the corresponding parts to get

$- 8 i$, as $2$ and $- 2$ cancel out.

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