# 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.

## Excel Formula Training

Formulas are the key to getting things done in Excel. In this accelerated training, you'll learn how to use formulas to manipulate text, work with dates and times, lookup values with VLOOKUP and INDEX & MATCH, count and sum with criteria, dynamically rank values, and create dynamic ranges. You'll also learn how to troubleshoot, trace errors, and fix problems. Instant access. See details here.