﻿ IMAGINARY function

# IMAGINARY function

Returns the imaginary coefficient of a complex number in x + yi or x + yj text format.

Syntax

IMAGINARY(inumber)

Inumber     is a complex number for which you want the imaginary coefficient.

Remarks

• Use COMPLEX to convert real and imaginary coefficients into a complex number.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

3. Press CTRL+C.

4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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 A B Formula Description (Result) =IMAGINARY("3+4i") Imaginary coefficient of the complex number 3+4i (4) =IMAGINARY("0-j") Imaginary coefficient of the complex number 0-j (-1) =IMAGINARY(4) Imaginary coefficient 4 (0)

Applies To: Excel 2007

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