# How do you simplify (8+20i)-(-8+12i)?

Feb 4, 2017

$16 + 8 i$

#### Explanation:

Distribute the negative through the right hand term

$8 + 20 i + 8 - 12 i$

Combine like terms

$8 + 8 + 20 i - 12 i$

$16 + 8 i$