# How do you solve #(-3i)(2i)(8+2i)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 19, 2018

Multiply them together as if *and then* evaluate for

#### Explanation:

Well, we can simply multiply them as we would with the reals, first treating *and then* evaluate for its value later on.

We can start with

Then use the distributive property to "multiply over" the first term to the second term:

Now we can start evaluating. Let's first "split"

We know that by definition,

Ah, that's as far as we can go! Therefore,