## anonymous one year ago can someone please help me? i dont know what an asymptote is.. here is the question: identify the asymptotes of the graph of each function. then graph the function. y=1/x+2

1. anonymous

Quick confirmation, is it$y=\frac{1}{x}-2$or$y=\frac{1}{x-2}$

2. anonymous

Whoops, meant +2 not -2

3. anonymous

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4. anonymous

Well an asymptote is basically where an x or y cannot be. The curve of the line will get infinitely close to the asymptote, but never touch it. It's usually a fraction since you cannot divide by 0. In this case, you can't have -2 as the asymptote for x since -2+2 = 0 and you can't have 0 as the denominator. I suggest graphing this out as it will give you a visual representation of what I'm talking about.

5. anonymous

okay, thank you so much! that really helped me alot :D

6. anonymous

No problem :)