# How do you find the asymptotes for #y = 5/(x - 1)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 28, 2016

The function will have a vertical and horizontal asymptotes.

#### Explanation:

This function has two asymptotes:

A **vertical asymptote** , corresponding to the vertical line passing through the

when:

and:

So the vertical line of equation

A **horizontal asymptote** that can be found observing the behaviour of the function when

As

The horizontal line of equation

Graphically we can see them:

graph{5/(x-1) [-10, 10, -5, 5]}