The Excel IMREAL function returns the real coefficient of a complex number in the form x + yi or x + yj

**Syntax**:= =IMREAL (inumber)

The IMREAL function syntax has the following arguments:

**Inumber**: Required. A complex number for which you want the real coefficient

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel IMREAL function examples and explore how to use the IMREAL function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A2)

**Result**:

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following IMREAL examples would return:

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A3)

**Result**: 1

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A4)

**Result**: 6

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A5)

**Result**: 2.5

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A6)

**Result**: 4

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A7)

**Result**: 0

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A8)

**Result**: 9

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A9)

**Result**: 4

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A10)

**Result**: 6

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A11)

**Result**: 5

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A12)

**Result**: 10

**Syntax**: =IMREAL(A13)

**Result**: 23

**Note**:

- Complex Numbers in Excel are simply stored as text.
- When a text string in the format “a + bi” or “a + bj” is supplied to one of Excel’s built-in Complex Number Functions, this is interpreted as a complex number.
- The complex number functions can accept a simple numeric value, as this is equivalent to a complex number whose imaginary coefficient is equal to 0.
- Use COMPLEX to convert real and imaginary coefficients into a complex number.
- If inumber is not recognized as a complex number, IMREAL returns the #NUM! error.
- If inumber is a logical value, IMREAL returns the #VALUE! error.