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Imaginary Numbers, Imaginary Marriage

I don’t remember in what math course we are first introduced to imaginary  numbers, but if you stick around math classes long enough you will meet them. As a refresher, an imaginary number (represented by the letter i), is equal to the square root of negative one. Since any number, positive or negative, multiplied by itself is equal to a positive number, it follows that you can only go in reverse by taking a square root of a positive number. The square root of a negative number is a contradiction, hence the term imaginary number. Despite it’s “non-reality” imaginary numbers

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