And, yes, complex numbers include imaginary, real and combinations of imaginary and real. I should write a page, hey?

]]>To Toast, multiplying a real and an imaginary number together will indeed get you a complex number, but only because every number ever is complex. The result will also be imaginary. You get exclusively complex numbers by adding real and imaginary ones.

]]>I have tried to express the ideas simply, so please let me know:

* if it is easy to understand

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