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# horizontal_asymptote - q ( x ) (i.e., m ). • If n < m...

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Section 3.7: Review Horizontal Asymptote September 14, 2006 1 Horizontal Asymptote A rational function f is a function of the form f ( x ) = p ( x ) q ( x ) where p ( x ) (the numerator) has degree n and the leading coeﬃcient a n , q ( x ) (the denominator) has degree m and the leading coeﬃcient b m . To ﬁnd the horizontal asymptote , do the follwing steps: Find the degree of p ( x ) (i.e., n ) and the degree of

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Unformatted text preview: q ( x ) (i.e., m ). • If n < m , y = 0 is the ONLY horizontal asymptote. • If n = m , y = a n b m is the ONLY horizontal asymptote. • If n > m , NO horizontal asymptotes. So, the answer either has ONE horizontal asymptote or NONE. 1 2 Examples Question 1: (1 point) Question 2: (1 point) Question 3: (1 point) 2...
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## This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course MAC 1147 taught by Professor Nuegyen during the Spring '11 term at FSU.

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