Question Video: Calculating the Distance between Two Imaginary Numbers in the Complex Plane Mathematics

What is the distance between the numbers βˆ’3𝑖 and 7𝑖 in the complex plane?

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What is the distance between the numbers negative three 𝑖 and seven 𝑖 in the complex plane?

Let’s draw an Argand diagram to help us and mark negative three 𝑖 and seven 𝑖. Both numbers are purely imaginary and so lie on the imaginary axis of the complex plane. And so the distance between them is measured along this axis. To get from negative three 𝑖 to zero, you have to move three units up. And continuing from zero to seven 𝑖, you have to move a further seven units. So the total distance is three plus seven, which is 10.

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