# Can you have a horizontal and slant asymptote?

Space and AstronomyA graph can have both a vertical and a slant asymptote, but **it CANNOT have both a horizontal and slant asymptote**. You draw a slant asymptote on the graph by putting a dashed horizontal (left and right) line going through y = mx + b.

## Can a horizontal asymptote be slanted?

**A slant asymptote, just like a horizontal asymptote, guides the graph of a function only when x is close to but it is a slanted line, i.e. neither vertical nor horizontal**. A rational function has a slant asymptote if the degree of a numerator polynomial is 1 more than the degree of the denominator polynomial.

## Why cant a rational function have both a horizontal and slant asymptote?

If there is a horizontal asymptote, then the behavior at infinity is that the function is getting ever closer to a certain constant. If there is an oblique asymptote, then the function is getting ever closer to a line which is going to infinity. **A function can’t go to a finite constant and infinity at the same time**.

## Can there be a slant and vertical asymptote?

An oblique or slant asymptote is an asymptote along a line , where . Oblique asymptotes occur when the degree of the denominator of a rational function is one less than the degree of the numerator. For example, **the function has an oblique asymptote about the line and a vertical asymptote at the line** .

## Do slant asymptotes count as horizontal asymptotes?

Video quote: *So the degree of the numerator is 2 and the degree of the denominator is 1. So it's top-heavy whenever it's top-heavy if there is no horizontal asymptote.*

## How do you know if there is a slant asymptote?

Since the degree of the numerator is greater than the degree of the denominator, there is no horizontal asymptote. The oblique or slant asymptote is found by dividing the numerator by the denominator. A slant asymptote exists since **the degree of the numerator is 1 greater than the degree of the denominator**.

## How do you know if you have an oblique asymptote?

The rule for oblique asymptotes is that **if the highest variable power in a rational function occurs in the numerator — and if that power is exactly one more than the highest power in the denominator** — then the function has an oblique asymptote.

## What is the rule for horizontal asymptote?

Horizontal Asymptotes Rules

**When n is less than m, the horizontal asymptote is y = 0 or the x-axis**. When n is equal to m, then the horizontal asymptote is equal to y = a/b. When n is greater than m, there is no horizontal asymptote.

## Why is there no horizontal asymptote?

The rational function f(x) = P(x) / Q(x) in lowest terms has no horizontal asymptotes **if the degree of the numerator, P(x), is greater than the degree of denominator, Q(x)**.

## What is the difference between a slant asymptote and an oblique asymptote?

Oblique asymptotes are these slanted asymptotes that show exactly how a function increases or decreases without bound. Oblique asymptotes are also called slant asymptotes. **The degree of the numerator is 3 while the degree of the denominator is 1 so the slant asymptote will not be a line**.

## Can a slant asymptote be a parabola?

Video quote: *Now this is kind of similar. But kind of different here the degree is two more than the numerator.*

## Can a function have a slanted oblique asymptote?

**A slant (oblique) asymptote occurs when the polynomial in the numerator is a higher degree than the polynomial in the denominator**. To find the slant asymptote you must divide the numerator by the denominator using either long division or synthetic division.

## How many horizontal asymptotes can a function have?

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A function can have **at most two** different horizontal asymptotes. A graph can approach a horizontal asymptote in many different ways; see Figure 8 in §1.6 of the text for graphical illustrations.

## How many slant asymptotes can a function have?

A function can have **at most two** oblique asymptotes, but only certain kinds of functions are expected to have an oblique asymptote at all. For instance, polynomials of degree 2 or higher do not have asymptotes of any kind. (Remember, the degree of a polynomial is the highest exponent on any term.

## Why can a function only have 2 horizontal asymptotes?

For example, the graph shown below has two horizontal asymptotes, y = 2 (as x→ -∞), and y = -3 (as x→ ∞). **There are literally only two limits to look at**, so that means there can only be at most two horizontal asymptotes for a given function.

## How many horizontal and oblique asymptotes can a function have?

**A rational function can only have one oblique asymptote**, and if it has an oblique asymptote, it will not have a horizontal asymptote (and vice-versa).

## Why can a rational function only have one horizontal asymptote?

Video quote: *Amal Kumar and here is an excellent question on horizontal asymptote so multiple choice question for you you need to find horizontal asymptotes for the given function the question is horizontal*

## Do all rational functions have a horizontal asymptote?

**A rational function has at most one horizontal asymptote** or oblique (slant) asymptote, and possibly many vertical asymptotes. Vertical asymptotes occur at singularities of a rational function, or points at which the function is not defined.

## How do you find the domain and range of a slant asymptote?

Video quote: *So X could be anything from negative 2 I mean from negative infinity to negative 2 Union. Negative 2 to infinity. So that's the domain for this function.*

## Can a function intersect a horizontal asymptote?

**The graph of f can intersect its horizontal asymptote**. As x → ± ∞, f(x) → y = ax + b, a ≠ 0 or The graph of f can intersect its horizontal asymptote.

## Can you cross a slant asymptote?

**A graph CAN cross slant and horizontal asymptotes** (sometimes more than once). It’s those vertical asymptote critters that a graph cannot cross. This is because these are the bad spots in the domain.

## Can a graph touch horizontal asymptotes?

Whereas you can never touch a vertical asymptote, **you can (and often do) touch and even cross horizontal asymptotes**. Whereas vertical asymptotes indicate very specific behavior (on the graph), usually close to the origin, horizontal asymptotes indicate general behavior, usually far off to the sides of the graph.

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