Posted by **Armando** on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 2:17am.

I'm taking this math class and I'm suppose to find the vertical, horizontal and oblique asymptote, if any for the following equation...

f(x) = 11 - (5x/5x^2 + 7x - 12)

by NOT, i repeat NOT looking at a graph of the function.

Thanks...

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**drwls**, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 3:11am
Your school is NOT the subject.

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**Reiny**, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 6:34am
f(x) = 11 - (5x/5x^2 + 7x - 12)

I think you meant

f(x) = 11 - 5x/(5x^2 + 7x - 12) which factors to

f(x) = 11 - 5x/((x-1)(5x+12))

V.A. when the denominator is zero

---> x = 1, -12/5

H.A. what happens when x becomes ± "large"

the algebraic term at the end --> 0

so y = 11

I don't "see" any oblique asymptotes.

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**Armando**, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11:55am
Thank you very much, I have been trying to solve this the entire day... It's so simple... for some reason, I keep on pulling the 5 out of the equation.... This helps a lot.... Thanks...

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