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This is the question I am stuck with. I tried to solve it as in image below. enter image description here

I am not getting the correct answer. What mistake am I doing? Please help. Thank you

Thanks Adren, Thanks Nilabro for your answers. I want to know, can we solve this question by the same approach as I did? If yes, please tell how.


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To rotate $z$ about $z_1$, shift the origin to $z_1$, then apply a rotation by $π/4$ radians counterclockwise about this new origin, and then shift the origin back to its original position.

In action:

$$ z' = (z - z_1)e^{\frac{iπ}{4}} + z_1. $$


$ z' = (2 + 2i)\left(\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} + \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}i\right) + 1 + 2i \\ \implies z' = \left({2\over \sqrt{2}} - {2\over \sqrt{2}} + 1\right) + i\left({2\over \sqrt{2}} + {2\over \sqrt{2}} + 2 \right) \\ \implies z' = 1 + (2 + 2\sqrt{2})i. $


this rotation is decribed by :

$$R:z\mapsto e^{i\pi/4}(z-(1+2i))+1+2i$$

Hence :


It's worth to know that, in general, the rotation with angle $\theta$ (radians) around the point whose affix is $z_0$ is described by :

$$z\mapsto e^{i\theta}(z-z_0)+z_0$$


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