Not sure if this is the correct section, but in the following function, , is the oblique asymptote ? I ask because the answer in the book is different, but I can't see my mistake.

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- Mar 1st 2011, 01:39 PMyoungb11Oblique asymptote
Not sure if this is the correct section, but in the following function, , is the oblique asymptote ? I ask because the answer in the book is different, but I can't see my mistake.

- Mar 1st 2011, 02:08 PMskeeter
- Mar 1st 2011, 02:23 PMtopsquark
Looks that way to me as well.

-Dan - Mar 2nd 2011, 02:41 AMHallsofIvy
Even a "long division" gives

so the oblique asymptote is, indeed, .