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The sketch can now be finished .... Well, that's it. With a little practice you'll be like a pro! We'll do more examples, of course. You should practice the ones in this book. Before we do other examples, let us look at the right end of the curve that we drew above. In the top figure, can we find out how high M is? Yes! Later in this section we will. In the middle, could this be the right end? Perhaps, but we don't have enough info to know what the end looks like yet. In some very complicated cases, we might not ever be able to determine what the end is like (exactly).

Horizontal Asymptote Type I (Don't be scared. ) Suppose y = P(x)/Q(x). P and Q are polynomials. If the degree of P (top) is less than the degree of Q (bottom), the horizontal asymptote is y = 0, the x axis. Example 8— As x goes to infinity 3/X2, -7/X3, and 8/x4 all go to 0. So y = (0 - 0)/(0 + 5) = 0. The asymptote is y = 0!!! Note I We divided by x4 , that is, x to the highest power. Note 2 When you do the problem, don't actually do this. Since you know anytime the degree of the top is smaller than the degree of the bottom you get y = 0, just use y = 0 when this happens.

Our first goal is to sketch, in under two minutes, curves like Yes, not only is it possible, but almost all of my students do it and so will you!!!!! Intercepts x intercepts. Just like a straight line, x intercept means a point where y = 0. If we have a fraction, y = 0 means the top of the fraction = 0. Example 1— y = 0 means the top is 0. ''Top is 0" means x = 0, 2x - 3 = 0, or x + 4 = 0. You ignore the exponents, since x4 = 0 means x = 0. x = 0, 3/2, and -4. 5,0), and (-4,0). Example 2— Factor the top.

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