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Hi Octavio;

x + (x + y)i = 3 + 8i

I am going to take a guess that the variables and constants connected to the imaginary number of i, are part of one group. Whereas the x and 3, which are not connected to imaginary numbers, are part of the other group.

(x+y)i=8i

x+y=8

3+y=8

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