Who is asking: Teacher
Level: Secondary
Question:
I would like to know what is the absolute value of i. I need an answer suitable for the secondary level. Thank you.
Hi again Wayne
If you use the complex plane that I explained in the reply to your previous question then the concept of a+ib can be seen geometrically. (a+ib is usually called the modulus of a+ib rather than its absolute value.)
Think of a+ib as the distance, in the complex plane, from 0 to a+ib. The distance formula gives this to be . Hence for the complex number i, i=1
Cheers
Harley
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