# Even and Odd Asymptotes

• May 15th 2012, 07:56 AM
Bashyboy
Even and Odd Asymptotes
I was wondering if even and odd asymptote classification was used for all asymptotes or just vertical asymptotes? I've looked through the internet and through my textbook, but I can't seem to find it.
• May 15th 2012, 09:53 AM
skeeter
Re: Even and Odd Asymptotes
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Originally Posted by Bashyboy
I was wondering if even and odd asymptote classification was used for all asymptotes or just vertical asymptotes? I've looked through the internet and through my textbook, but I can't seem to find it.

I have never heard of asymptotes being classified as even or odd ...

I have heard of vertical, horizontal, and slant asymptotes.
• May 16th 2012, 12:33 PM
HallsofIvy
Re: Even and Odd Asymptotes
I suspect (I also had not heard of that classification) that a vertical asymptote, at x= a, is "even" if f(x) goes to infinity (or negative infinity) from both sides as x goes to a and "odd" if f(x) goes to infinity from one side and negative infinity from the other. I don't see how it could make sense for any other than vertical asymptotes.