Talk:Imaginary number

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Directions Analogy seems wonky[change source]

Sorry, but when you tell me to walk 2*-3 miles East, I compute it as "walk (2*-3=) -6 miles East", which turns into "go 6 miles West". Maybe the analogy where adding i makes sense that you are rotating now, but it's not clear if that's the case.

The analogy either needs a new rule/explanation laid down so the analogy makes sense, or a new analogy is needed. (I do not have any good ideas as I'm just refreshing myself on what imaginary numbers are anyway, but that's why I wrote a suggestion on the talk page! :) )

~ indigoHatter 16:27, 3 June 2018 (UTC)