The IMSUB function returns the difference of two complex numbers in x + yi or x + yj text format. When subtracting complex numbers, the real and imaginary coefficients are subtracted separately i.e., the equation to subtract complex number c+di from complex number a + bi is: (a + bi) – (c + di) = (a – c) + (b – d)i

**Syntax**:= IMSUB (inumber1, inumber2)

The IMSUB function syntax has the following arguments:

**Inumber1**: Required. The complex number from which to subtract inumber2.-
**Inumber2**: Required. The complex number to subtract from inumber1.

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

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A2,B2)

**Result**:

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

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A3,B3)

**Result**: i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A4,B4)

**Result**: 3+3i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A5,B5)

**Result**: 0

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A6,B6)

**Result**: 3+2i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A7,B7)

**Result**: -10+240i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A8,B8)

**Result**: 8+i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A9,B9)

**Result**: 2+8i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A10,B10)

**Result**: 1-13i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A11,B11)

**Result**: 2-14i

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A12,B12)

**Result**: 87-44j

**Syntax**: =IMSUB(A13,B13)

**Result**: 228+216i

**Note**:

- The formula returns the #NUM! error if the complex number doesn’t have lower case
**i**or**j**(iota). - The formula returns the #VALUE! Error if the complex number doesn’t have correct complex number format.