# Finding the Asymptotes of a Hyperbola

Tags: asymptotes, hyperbola
 P: 145 Given a hyperbola of the form: $$r=\frac{A}{1+Bsinθ+Dcosθ}$$ what are the polar equations for the asymptotes?
 P: 145 Oddly, plotting this with a computer will result in the asymptotes being plotted as well.
 P: 67 You can always change it into cartesian coordinates but the work can be tedious. I have not done conics in polar plane in a long time, but I can add snapshots of of a book on how to do so If you would like.
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## Finding the Asymptotes of a Hyperbola

An asymptote is going to necessarily have r going to infinity, so the denominator has to be going to zero.

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