I have a claim, and I'm trying to figure out whether I believe it or not.
When learning fractions, it's tempting to treat it as a two-part number, but that's a mistake. Really, a fraction is a single number. It's exactly the opposite case with complex numbers. Really, they're two-part numbers, though it's tempting to see it as a single number.
Is this true? What sort of evidence would support or contradict this claim?