# Extra reputation?

Why have I got +16 reputation on this question when clearly it only has received 2 up votes.

Why does it make sense to describe complex numbers through powers of $e$?

Not that I'm complaining.

• 5 upvotes (25 rep) - 2 downvotes (4 rep) = 3 net votes (21 rep). For future reference: look here when doing any accounting. – J. M. isn't a mathematician Jan 3 '17 at 20:45

Currently, the question has 6 upvotes and 2 downvotes, which gives score 4 and net reputation gain $6\cdot5-2\cdot2=26$.