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If 2x+i\left ( 3y-1 \right )= -8-16i  then  x+y  equals  \left ( Where\: x,y\, \epsilon \, R \right )

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Two complex numbers are equal when their corresponding real parts and corresponding imaginary parts both are simultaneously equal.

\therefore \: 2x=-8\: \Rightarrow \: x=-4

and,  3y-1=-16\: \Rightarrow \, y=-5

\therefore x+y=-9

 

Equality in Complex Numbers -

z=x+iy & w=a+ib are equal iff x=a & y=b

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Two complex numbers are equal iff real parts as well as imaginary parts are equal.

 

 


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-7

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-8

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-9

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