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Find all complex numbers z such that z^2 = 2i. Write your solutions in a+bi form, separated by commas. So, "1+2i, 3-i" is an acceptable answer format, but "2i+1; -i+3" is not.

 Oct 26, 2019
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Write z = (a + ib), then z2 = a2 - b2 +2abi

 

For this to equal 2i we must have

a2 - b2 = 0  and ab = 1

 

There are four solution sets for these: a = 1, b = 1; a = -1, b= -1; a = i, b=-i; a = -i, b = i.

 These give rise to just two different solutions:

1 + i  and -1 - i

 Oct 26, 2019

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