## mortonsalt one year ago Hello! I'm a little confused on how to graph an exponential function like y = 3x^-1. Does anyone know any videos that could help me out?

1. UnkleRhaukus

that's not an exponential function, that is a hyperbola

2. mortonsalt

Well, there's my problem right there. Hahaha! Thank you.

3. anonymous

If you want to know the shape of that function it's just|dw:1442032674264:dw|

4. anonymous

Kind of

5. mortonsalt

Thanks! It's a lot easier for me to find now.

6. UnkleRhaukus

exponential functions are like $y = b^x$ hyperbolas are like $y = \frac ax$

7. UnkleRhaukus

The vertical asymptote of the hyperbola is when the denominator term approaches zero

8. mortonsalt

I kind of looked at them as y = 3x^-1. Which is obviously very wrong. hahaha Thank you very much