 # Complex Numbers - Roots

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The following diagram explains complex conjugate pairs. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions. Complex Numbers: Roots of a quadratic equation - conjugate pairs
If the roots of a quadratic equation are complex then they are always a complex conjugate pair.
Examples:
1. Find the quadratic equation that has 5 - 3i as one of its roots.
2. Find the quadratic equation that has -4 + 2i as one of its roots.

Complex Numbers: Roots of a cubic equation
Examples:
1. Find all the roots of the equation x3 - 4x2 + x + 26 = 0
2. Find all the roots of the equation x3 - 7x2 + 17x - 15 = 0
Complex Numbers (How to find the nth root)
Example:
Solve x4 + 8√3 + 8i = 0

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