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

$- 1 + 3 i$
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$= \textcolor{red}{2} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ i} \textcolor{red}{- 3} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 2 i}$
$= - 1 + 3 i$