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    oblique asymtope check

    first pic is the original problem and from class notes I came up with 2nd pic am i doing this right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj2001 View Post
    first pic is the original problem and from class notes I came up with 2nd pic am i doing this right?
    There are some 'typos' in your solution but the end result is correct. It then follows that \frac{x^2 - 9x + 7}{x+8} = x - 17 + \frac{143}{x+8}. The oblique asymptote is obvious, right ....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj2001 View Post
    first pic is the original problem and from class notes I came up with 2nd pic am i doing this right?
    Apart from some obvious errors in your attachment, you did manage to come up with the proper polynomial quotient you need to define your oblique asymptote.

    There is also a vertical asymptote at x = -8
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    ur talking about the the x^2 -9x+7 was my error right?
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    ohh 129 at the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj2001 View Post
    ohh 129 at the end
    No, the remainder of 143 is correct.

    But there is another small mistake (again in sign) ....

    Or, as Obi-Wan once observed ..... "There is another ...."
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