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    Slant/Oblique Asymptote

    Hi, I have a question for finding slant asymptotes of functions with more than two terms in the denominator. I was to find the equation of the slant asymptote for this function:

    y = ( 4x^4 + x^2 + x ) / ( x^3 - x^2 + 5 )

    How would i go about solving this question? Thanks in advance.
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    Use what you learned back in algebra: Do the long division, and use the non-fractional (non-remainder) part as the oblique asymptote.
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