I am helping a friend and I am trying to remember if this is the correct way to figure out this horizontal asymptote?
1.493x^2 - 39.06x + 273.5
D = ---------------------------
0.0051x^2 - 0.1398x + 1
------- = 292.745098
y = 292.745098 horizontal asymptote
is this correct?
Originally Posted by robasc
Yes, your way is correct. To understand why/how, take the limit of your rational function as x goes to infinity.
one more question
This question is is states that
D is national defense outlays in billions of dollars ranging from 7 to 15
where 7 = 1997.
Determine the horizontal asymptote of the graph of the model. What does it represent in the context of the situation.
Ok, I know what the horizontal asymptote is and I believe it means that from 1998 to 2005 there is a rise in defense outlays, is this correct?