You may learn imaginary numbers in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or College Algebra. Many students can be intimidated by these. (“What the heck is an imaginary number?”) But, fear not, they’re not too bad! Today we’ll be looking at simplifying imaginary numbers with large exponents. By learning one simple strategy, you’ll be very comfortable with simplifying any imaginary number.

In the video, I explain how to simplify imaginary numbers with large exponents. This technique makes simplifying imaginary numbers easy to learn. We’ll be using the fact that i^2 = -1. This is our simplifying superpower! First we’ll go over a few small exponents to get the hang of it, making sure we really understand the concept. Then, using our newfound knowledge, we’ll do 4 problems with large exponents. After this, you’ll be comfortable simplifying any imaginary number with a large exponent!

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So, take five minutes to watch, and you’ll be a pro! Then remember to share the love and knowledge with a classmate who could benefit. After that, if you need more help with math from a tutor, head over here for some recommendations.

Leave me a comment below and let me know how your journey with simplifying imaginary numbers is going. Do you have any questions? Or perhaps there is something else you want to learn, either on this topic or another? I’m always looking for recommendations for my next video. Above all, remember that you’re doing great!

-Katie, the online math tutor