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anonymous
 5 years ago
How do you find horizontal asymptotes in calculus?
anonymous
 5 years ago
How do you find horizontal asymptotes in calculus?

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amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hmmm.... i dont quite know what you are asking. Asymptotes tend to be stationary, and calulus deals with movement. "HA"s are found from the original function and tend to be limits of the function.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Say for the question 2x/(x^2+9), what is the "calculus method" of getting the H.A.? There is something in my notes about dividing by the largest power and dividing the numerator by the denominator.

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Dividing by the largest power is the algebra way. In calculus, you can derive another equation from the original to tell you how the original is affected by change; but that does not effect the "HA"s of the original equation in any way, nor does it help you to find them. For example, the HA of 2/x is y=0. But the derivative of (2/x) is 2/x^2 which doesnt help in finding the HA.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok thanks! I have this example too that didn't make much sense: x+1 (divide by x) lim  x>infinite x2 (divide by x) 1+1/x >0 = lim  1  2/x >0 H.A. = 1

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait.. I know what its getting at but still.....

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There are 3 simple rules for finding HAs, but they are not calculus. They are just generalizations after doing quite a few algebra modifications.

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If the highest power of x is in the bottom; then the HA =0 If the highest power of x is the same in the top and bottom, the HA=the leading coeficients: example, 5x^2/7x^2. HA=5/7 If the highest power of x is found in the top; then the asymptote is a line or curve and not horizontal

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ah that helps me out alot! Thank you for helping me :D
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