AsymptotesDate: 6/3/96 at 3:11:30 From: Robert Veranes Subject: Asymptotes Will you please explain when asymptotes occur? Date: 6/21/96 at 16:8:51 From: Doctor Leigh Subject: Asymptotes Robert, Asymptotes occur when you have a value for which a function is undefined, and where the limit (the number the function is approaching as it gets close to that value) is either positive or negative infinity. This could result from a denominator in a function including a variable that cannot be canceled out with something in the numerator. Thanks for your question - I hope you understand it better now. -Doctor Leigh Ann, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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