# How do you subtract (5-2i)-(6+8i)?

May 8, 2017

$5 - 2 i - 6 - 8 i$ In other words $- 1 - 10 i$

#### Explanation:

When you write down your equation in open form:

$5 - 2 i - 6 - 8 i$

You can arrange the above equation

$5 - 6 - 2 i - 8 i$

In other words,

$= - 1 - 10 i$

$- 1 - 10 i$