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Unformatted text preview: ere is a number c that makes the denominator zero but the
numerator nonzero, the line x=c is a vertical asymptote for the
function. The functions is undefined at the point x=c.
Let
The function has a horizontal asymptote at
In the previous example,
So a=0 and c=1 here. So there is a horizontal asymptote at Which is just the xaxis.
Why? As x gets very positive or negative, the ratio approaches
the value a/c since b, d part becomes small. There is no asymptote if the numerator is just =0 #3 You guys do this one. 3.7 Page...
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2013 for the course STAT 1001 taught by Professor Graziosi during the Fall '08 term at Temple.
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