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

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Jun 20, 2017

#### Explanation:

**Get rid of the parentheses using the Associative Property of Addition.** *Basically you don't need parentheses when adding because you can add numbers in any order and get the same answer.*

**Combine like terms by adding the constants together and the imaginary numbers together.** *Add imaginary numbers by adding their coefficients together. Treat #i# like a variable.*

*[Remember to write complex numbers in the form #(a+bi)# where #a=#real number, #b=#coefficient of imaginary number, and #i# is the imaginary number.]*

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