How do you find the slant asymptote of #f(x)=(x-3)/(x-4)#?

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Jan 13, 2016

Answer:

Since the highest exponent for both the numerator and denominator is the same (it's 1), there is no slant asymptote .

Explanation:

You will have a slant asymptote when the greatest exponent in the numerator exceeds the greatest exponent in the denominator by 1.

For example, the following function will have a slant asymptote:

#f(x)=(x^2-3)/(x-4)#

Because the exponent #2# exceeds #1# by exactly 1 unit.

hope that helped