Please help me with this! Simplify the following quotient of complex numbers into the form a+bi. -9 + 2i / -8 - 9i

In this type of problem, always multiply by the conjugate of the denominator.

unfortunately... you just spoke a completely different language to me

We are trying to set up a situation in the denominator which will eliminate the radical. If we can have a (a-b)(a+b) product, that will do the trick.

Since the denominator is -8-9i we need to multiply that by -8+9i which is called the conjugate of -8-9i

so -9+2i / -8-9i(-8+9i)?

Must multiply the numerator by the same thing.

\[\frac{-9+2i}{-8-9i}\times\frac{-8+9i}{-8+9i}\]

-9+2i(-8+9i) / -8-9i(-8+9i)

No. The first denominator is -8-9i

is that not what I put?

Just look at you next to last post.

ugh.... Im so bad at math

i got -72+18i

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