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    vertical asymptotes



    does this mean the function equals 0 at 1 and -2??
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    Re: vertical asymptotes

    Quote Originally Posted by vegasgunner View Post


    does this mean the function equals 0 at 1 and -2??
    no. Vertical asymptotes means the function heads off to plus or minus infinity at those points.
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    Re: vertical asymptotes

    Vertical asymptotes, for rational functions, occur where the denominator is 0. Perhaps that is what you intended. Further, a quadratic of the form x^2+ ax+ b is 0 at x= x_0 and x= x_1 if and only if x^2+ ax+ b= (x- x_0)(x- x_1).
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