I'm having trouble figuring these out. If I have a function and I want to find the oblique asymptote, where do I begin?

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- Oct 28th 2009, 02:12 PMadkinsjrOblique Asymptotes
I'm having trouble figuring these out. If I have a function and I want to find the oblique asymptote, where do I begin?

- Oct 28th 2009, 02:27 PMearboth
- Oct 28th 2009, 02:38 PMJester
- Oct 28th 2009, 02:50 PMadkinsjr
What I did was I used polynomial long division and I obtained . If I use synthetic division:

[1] [1 0 1]

.........1 1

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.......1 1 2

So the remainder is . I don't really understand where the comes from.

Did you do something like this:

Therefore is the slant asymptote, which turns out to be - Oct 28th 2009, 02:53 PMadkinsjr
- Oct 29th 2009, 12:44 AMearboth