For what values of x, if any, does #f(x) = tan((pi)/4-9x) # have vertical asymptotes?

1 Answer
Jan 2, 2017

Answer:

Period: #pi/9#. For each period #(pi/12+k/9pi, 7/36pi+k/9pi)#, there are two terminal asymptotes x = end value, #k = 0, +-1, +-2, +-3, ...#

Explanation:

As #(pi/4-9x) to# (an odd multiple ) #(2k+1)# of #pi/2#,# f to +-oo#,

giving

#f to +-oo#, as #x to -(4k+1)/36pi, k = 0, +-1, +-2, +-3, ..#

So, in ine period #x in (pi/12, 7/36pi)#, we have two terminal

asymptotes

#x = pi/12 and x = 7/36pi#

The period for f is #pi/9=(7/36-1/12)pi#.

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