# Understanding Asymptotes

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At the 5:20 mark of this video, the instructor calculates f(1.9) to equal 4000. The correct value of f(1.9) is -4000.

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn about asymptotes and why they approach certain values, but never actually reach them. Through calculations and examples, the instructor demonstrates how functions approach a number, but never quite get there, and compares it to the idea of continually cutting a dollar bill in half to get smaller and smaller amounts of money. This understanding of asymptotes is crucial for plotting accurate graphs and understanding the behavior of functions.

Lesson Description:

Understanding asymptotes

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