# How do you simplify (3-4i)-(1-4i)?

Oct 21, 2016

This is $= 2$

#### Explanation:

You must simply remove the brackets and simplify

$\left(3 - 4 i\right) - \left(1 - 4 i\right)$

$= 3 - 4 i - 1 + 4 i$

$= 3 - \cancel{4 i} - 1 + \cancel{4 i}$

$= 2$