**Adding and Subtracting Complex Numbers**

**Add like terms**

Find the sum of the real components.

Find the sum of the imaginary components (the components with the i after them).

**Adding Rule**:

(m+ni) + (p+qi) = (m+p) + (n+q)i

**Examples:**

**Subtract like terms**

Find the difference of the real components.

Find the difference of the imaginary components (the components with the i after them).

**Subtracting Rule**:

(m+ni) – (p+qi) = (m-p) + (n-q)i

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