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### Assignment 7

Given the function:

Find:

the vertical asymptote;

the horizontal asymptote;

the intersection point with the -as if it exists;

the intersection point with the -as if it exists.

Based on these results sketch the result in the figure.

### Solution

The line seems to be an asymptote. However, when we substitute this value in the formula we get . That the numerator yields for means that the numerator contains the factor . Indeed, the numerator can be factorized: . Now the function can be rewritten:

if .

We do not need to do complicated calculations any more. There also no asymptotes. The graph of the function is equal to the graph of , excluded the point . The graph approaches if approaches The graph in the figure is valid, exluded the point .