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## Why the asymptotes are at x 0 and y 0?

Similarly, horizontal asymptotes occur because y can come close to a value, but can never equal that value. In the previous graph, there is no value of x for which y = 0 ( ≠ 0), but as x gets very large or very small, y comes close to 0. Thus, f (x) = has a horizontal asymptote at y = 0.

### How do you know if an asymptote is x or y?

The horizontal asymptote of a rational function can be determined by looking at the degrees of the numerator and denominator.

- Degree of numerator is less than degree of denominator: horizontal asymptote at y = 0.
- Degree of numerator is greater than degree of denominator by one: no horizontal asymptote; slant asymptote.

**Are asymptotes always 0?**

You can have a vertical asymptote where both the numerator and denominator are zero. You don’t always have an asymptote just because you have a 0/0 expression. This limit is ±∞ (depending on the side and so x=3 is an vertical asymptote.

**Is X 0 an asymptote?**

, the y-axis (x = 0) and the line y = x are both asymptotes.

## Why does the graph only approach the x-axis Y 0 and never touch it?

An asymptote is, essentially, a line that a graph approaches, but does not intersect. For example, in the following graph of y=1x y = 1 x , the line approaches the x-axis (y=0), but never touches it. As a result, the entire fraction actually gets smaller, although it will not hit zero. …

### How do you find asymptotes without graphing?

Vertical asymptotes can be found by solving the equation n(x) = 0 where n(x) is the denominator of the function ( note: this only applies if the numerator t(x) is not zero for the same x value). Find the asymptotes for the function .

**How do you find asymptotes in calculus?**

A function f(x) will have the horizontal asymptote y=L if either limx→∞f(x)=L or limx→−∞f(x)=L. Therefore, to find horizontal asymptotes, we simply evaluate the limit of the function as it approaches infinity, and again as it approaches negative infinity.

**Is vertical asymptote X or Y?**

VERTICAL ASYMPTOTES, x = c A vertical asymptote is a vertical line that guides the graph of the function but is not part of it. It can never be crossed by the graph because it occurs at the x-value that is not in the domain of the function. A function may have more than one vertical asymptote.

## What equation has an asymptote?

For horizontal asymptote, for the graph function y=f(x) where , the straight line equation is y=b, which is the asymptote of a function x→+∞ x → + ∞ , if the following limit is finite.