Let f be the function given by f(x) = write an equation for each horizontal asymptote. How do I find these without graphing it on my calc?
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Originally Posted by ny_chow Let f be the function given by f(x) = write an equation for each horizontal asymptote. How do I find these without graphing it on my calc? Horizontal tangents occur when the derivative is eqal to zero. So we need to take the derivative Factoring out a from the numerator we get Since this is never equal to zero the function has no horizontal tangents
Last edited by TheEmptySet; May 2nd 2009 at 06:39 PM. Reason: did the wrong problem but I will leave it :(
sorry I answered the wrong question I found the horiztonal tangents (or lack there of) To find the horizontal asymptote take the limit as x goes to infinity and negative infinity so they are
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