OpenStudy (anonymous):

find the horizontal asymptote in the graph- in y= 3x^2/(x^2 -4)

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

y=3

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

but how?

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

You compare the degree of the denominator and numerator. If they are the same, then the ratio of the coeficcient is the retricemptote

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh wha if they differ?

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

If the denominator have a bigger degree, then the retricem is at y=0

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

if numerator have a bigger degree, no horizontal retricem

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ya so if the denominator is always greater we will ALWAYS have y=0 ? EVERYTIME? .

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

if numerator have a bigger degree, no horizotal retricem but there is an oblique retricemtote

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I think so

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

o i know about the slanting or oblique asymptote. so i can just check for the degree difference and decide as they decide which 1 we draw....but does it ever happen to get a horizontal and oblique asymtote?

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I am not sure what you're trying to say

7 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok thanx .....

7 years ago