# Finding Horizontal & Vertical Asymptotes Of A Curve

1. Sep 16, 2012

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations
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3. The attempt at a solution
I was able to find a vertical asymptote at x=-3/8 by setting the denominator to 0 and using the quadratic formula to find the roots. However, I am unsure of how to find the horizontal asymptotes, and I am not 100% confident that my vertical asymptote is correct. The confusion that I have here is with the square root in the denominator.

2. Sep 16, 2012

### SammyS

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Recheck that result you get from "setting the denominator to 0 and using the quadratic formula to find the roots".

For the horizontal asymptote(s), find the limit of your function as x → ± ∞ .

3. Sep 16, 2012