# How do you find the asymptotes for #y = (8 x^2 + x - 2)/(x^2 + x - 72)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Given:

This type of equation is called a rational function:

**First both the numerator and denominator must be factored** to see if there are any holes (when factors can be canceled from both the numerator and the denominator).

The numerator can't be factored easily unless you use the quadratic formula. This means there will not be any hole.

**Find vertical asymptotes** (D(x) = 0 :

Find horizontal asymptotes by comparing the degrees

If

If

If

In the given equation

**Find oblique/slant asymptotes** when

none in the given equation