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amistre64 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
something to snuggle up to
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amistre64 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
an asymptote tends to be a boundary line that is forever approached; getting closer and closer; but never reaching unless you can get all the way to the end of infinity
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
actually that is not quite right
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amistre64 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and horizontals and slants can be croseed; but in the end they act right
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Alchemista Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
A line at a limit
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amistre64 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
now now; he said simple definition; not accurate definintion lol
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for example \[\frac{\sin(x)}{x}\] certainly approaches 0 as x increases, but it crosses infinitely many times
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Alchemista Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You need to properly define what a limit is to rigorously describe what it is.
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i think the question should be "what is the definition" of an asymptote" rather than "simplest"
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymptote
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Alchemista Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Also I guess it should be noted that other functions can be asymptotes (for instance you can have polynomial asymptotes with degree greater than 1)
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I quite like "tangent at infinity" even if u can pick holes in it...
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Rizaldo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
A straight line that defines limits of a curve.
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