If I were given a complex number, such as(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

12/(12+3i)

in order to find the real and imaginary parts of the number, I assume that I cannot just reduce the fraction and say the real part is 1 and the imaginary part is 4. I can almost guarantee that this will not calculate the correct answer.

So how would I find the real and imaginary parts of this number?

I'm sorry to ask such a stupid question, but I am rewriting MatLab code into ANSI C and need to separate such numbers into their real and imaginary parts.

Thank you in advance.

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