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# 2013 03 13 Complex Roots

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Name:_______________________ Date assigned:______________ Band:________Precalculus | Packer Collegiate Institute Complex Roots
Warm Up:
1.

Draw a perfect nonagon:2. Solve:(a)

Solve
3
1
x
(b)

Solve
5
1
x
(c)

1 32 2
z i
. Find
3
z
:Let
12 23
w i
. Find
3
w
:Also, find out how far each of these complex numbers arefrom the origin.distance of
z
:distance of
w
:(d)

Use your calculator. [Split this up among yourgroup]Let
0.309 0.951
a i
. Find
5
a
:Let
0.809 0.588
b i
. Find
5
b
:Let
0.809 0.588
c i
. Find
5
c
:Let
0.309 0.951
d i
. Find
5
:Also, find out how far each of these complexnumbers are from the origin.distance of
a
:distance of
b
:distance of
c
:distance of
:

Section 1: Graphing Roots of Unity
(e)

We know that
1
x
is a solution to
3
1
x
.However we have discovered two more. Plotthem carefully on the complex plane.(a)

We know that
1
x
is one solution to
5
1
x
.However we have discovered four more. Plot themcarefully on the complex plane.Whoa!!! Seriously? DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?If you do, try to plot all the solutions to
8
1
x
in the complex plane.Write out what some of these solutions are, exactly:

Section 2: From Visualizing to Algebra
The solutions to
3
1
x
are visualized below. Write down each of the solutions
exactly
in complex polar form:Solution 1:Solution 2:Solution 3:The solutions to
5
1
x
are visualized below. Write down each of the solutions
exactly
in complex polar form:Solution 1:Solution 2:Solution 3:Solution 4:Solution 5: