Asymptotes of an Equation

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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Errors in this video:

For the equation on the right
x = -√1 should actually be written as x=√(-1)
Hence it is an imaginary value and therefore there is no vertical asymptote

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the instructor explains how to find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes of an equation. To find the vertical asymptote, set the denominator to zero and solve for x. If there is no solution, then there is no vertical asymptote. To find the horizontal asymptote, compare the degrees of the numerator and denominator. If the degree of the numerator is less than the degree of the denominator, then the horizontal asymptote is y = 0. If the degrees are equal, then the horizontal asymptote is the ratio of the coefficients of the highest degree terms.

Lesson Description:

How to find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes of an equation

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is an Asymptote ?
  • How do you calculate the vertical asymptote?
  • How do you calculate the horizontal asymptote?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    It does give you a clear method of calculating the asymptotes.