# How do you simplify (-i)+(8-2i)-(5-9i) and write the complex number in standard form?

$3 + 6 i$
To simplify $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{distribute the brackets and collect like terms}}$
That is $- i + 8 - 2 i - 5 + 9 i = 3 + 6 i$