# Horizontal asymptote

• Oct 23rd 2007, 10:28 AM
oceanmd
Horizontal asymptote
Will you please check the horizontal asymptote for (x^2+x-12): (x^2-4)
Horizontal asymptote y=1 intercepted at (8,1)

Is this correct? Thank you
• Oct 23rd 2007, 10:32 AM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by oceanmd
Will you please check the horizontal asymptote for (x^2+x-12): (x^2-4)
Horizontal asymptote y=1 intercepted at (8,1)

Is this correct? Thank you

the horizontal asymptote is correct. what intercept are you talking about?
• Oct 23rd 2007, 12:18 PM
oceanmd
Intercept of the horizontal asymptote with the function
• Oct 23rd 2007, 12:33 PM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by oceanmd
Intercept of the horizontal asymptote with the function

well, yeah. but why would you be required to find such a thing?
• Oct 23rd 2007, 01:03 PM
oceanmd
Intercept
The problem states: Locate the horizontal or oblique asymptotes, if any. Determine points, if any, at which the graph of the function intersects the asymptote.
• Oct 23rd 2007, 01:08 PM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by oceanmd
The problem states: Locate the horizontal or oblique asymptotes, if any. Determine points, if any, at which the graph of the function intersects the asymptote.

weird question, usually they don't care about the intercepts. but you are correct in all your answers.
• Oct 23rd 2007, 01:13 PM
oceanmd
Thank you