# Excel IMREAL Function

Summary

The Excel IMREAL function returns the real coefficient of a complex number in the form x + yi or x + yj.

Purpose

Get real coefficient of complex number

Return value

Real coefficient as number

Syntax

=IMREAL (inumber)

Arguments

**inumber**- A complex number.

Usage notes

The IMREAL function returns the real coefficient of a complex number in a format like x + yi or x + yj. For example:

=IMREAL("5+3i") // returns 5

In the example shown, the formula in C6, copied down, is:

=IMREAL(B6)

Notes:

- Only lowercase "j" and "i" are accepted by IMREAL. Other values will result in the #NUM error.

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