Maple: simplifying Im(a+I*b) - why it does not work for me? [closed]

So I want to simplify z:=a+I*b; Im(z) where a, b are real variables So I try:

s:= 1+2*I
Im(s) // outputs 2
z:=a+I*b
Im(z) // outputs  Im(a+I*b)


So I wonder is it any how possible to simplify Im(z) so to get b as output (here we look at general case meaning z could be any complex expression from real values (like a, b, c etc and complex I))?

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closed as off topic by Grigory M, Asaf Karagila, LVK, sdcvvc, Old JohnAug 29 '12 at 8:40

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assume(a,real);

evalc(Im(a+b*I));