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Help with a horizontal asymptote??

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  1. amistre64
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    whatcha got?

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  2. keelyjm
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    well I am trying to figure out what to put in the equation \[y= \frac{ a^n }{ b^m }\]

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    The equation is 7x^2-3x-9/2x^2-4x+5

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    hopefully theres more instructions than that ;)

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    there it is

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    and I take it you need to determine the HA?

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  7. keelyjm
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    yes since n=m

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    HAs tells us what happens for very large values of x; and as such the addons after the first terms are usless since they contribute nothing to the equation so reduce this set up to: 7x^2 ----- 2x^2 now, as x gets larger and larger you can see that x^2/x^2 really cancels out and we are left with?

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    7 - 2

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    7/2 yes. so that has to be the HA

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    alright and I have another one, but I think I know it now. 3x^2-4x-3/2x^2-3x+2

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    so it would be 3 - 2

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    very good :)

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    thank you! :)

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