IMREAL function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the IMREAL function in Microsoft Excel.


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



The IMREAL function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Inumber    Required. A complex number for which you want the real coefficient.


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


Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.





Real coefficient of 6-9i


Applies To: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011, Excel Online, Excel for iPad, Excel for iPhone, Excel for Android tablets, Excel Starter, Excel for Android phones

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