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Rational Functions: Oblique Asymptotes and Real World Applications

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Author:Jay Yohe; Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg, PA
Description: A description of the oblique asymptote in rational functions, with a review of the necessary steps for graphing rational functions. In addition, two real-world application problems are explored involving cost and dimensions of cans and reduction of acid or arsenic in reservoirs. Includes relevant PA math standards and a list of prerequisite skills.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Functions, Graphing of Functions

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